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JULY. 19511 


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Handwriting on the Wall -1950! 

To Belshazzar, king of ancient Babylon, the fearful 
warning on the wall of his banquet hall came too late. 
That very night he and his kingdom were destroyed. 

Here in America there's handwriting on our own walls 

Our public debt . . . national, state and local . . . staggers 
the imagination. YC'orse yet, through the so-called policy 
of "Deficit Spending," we are plunging deeper and 
deeper into the red. We're spending money ue don't have. 

These spending policies now endanger the security and 
prosperity of all American business and industry, both 
large and small, and of their employes, stockholders 
and customers. That means, of course, that the security 
and prosperity of you and you . . . and everyone else 
... is at stake, too! 

Take a look at the record. During America's first 152 
years (1789 to 1941), the federal government spent a 
total of 180 billion dollars. Now, in the five years end- 
ing June, 1950, it will have spent 217 billion dollars. 
That is 37 billion dollars more, spent in the last jive 

years alone, than was spent during the first century and 
a half of our nation's existence. 

Any man can create a false and temporary prosperity 
for himself by living beyond his income and by bor- 
rowing money to make up the difference. Would you 
handle your own family finances that way? Of course 
not. Nor would any sensible business man handle his 
company's affairs in such a manner. A day of reckon- 
ing always comes. Debts must be paid. 

The policy of "Deficit Spending" has now increased the 
federal debt to 256 billion dollars. Your share of this 
debt burden is SI 700. Your wife and each member of 
your family owes that much, too. So does every person 
in America. Each of your children must face the future, 
carrying a S1700 mortgage, as of today. It may be 
more next year. 

There is one answer to this frightening problem . . . 
of us practice that kind of economy in our private lives. 
Isn't it time we started to practice that same kind of econ- 
omy in our national, state and local governments, too? 


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• Strip* Sheets "Tin Plate "Pipe" 
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• Wire • Fabricated Steel Products. 

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Of interest to all alumni will be 
the new Alumni Fund program, 
combining Association dues with 
the annual gift to Lehigh, which is 
described on page 8 of this issue. 
Approved more than a year ago 
by the Board of Directors, the 
plan did not become effective un- 
til July 1, 1950 due to the Prog- 
ress Fund campaign. More com- 
plete information about this pro- 
gram will be distributed in the fall. 

The cover picture for this issue will 
be familiar to all who attended the 
June reunion and saw the excellent 
spirit displayed by the Class of 1925 
celebrating its silver reunion. Dressed 
as singing bakers the class won the 
David M. Petty parade flag for making 
the best appearance, and a- large share 
of credit for this success must go to 
Robert S. Taylor, Jr. and Spencer C. 
Kittinger who are pictured as the class 
lined up in the stadium for the presen- 


While football season is still 
several months away, alumni will 
be interested to know that the 
opening game will be played Sep- 
tember 23 in Taylor stadium with 
the University of Delaware as the 
opponent. One of the best bal- 
anced in many years this year's 
schedule finds the Brown and 
White traveling to Cleveland to 
meet Case on September 30, and 
then on the following week-end 
the squad invades Bucknell to 
meet the Bisons. Gettysburg comes 
to Bethlehem October 7, and on 
the 14th the team goes to Dart- 
mouth. The next three games with 
Rutgers, Muhlenberg, and Carne- 
gie are at home on successive Sat- 
urdays, and then on November 18 
the season concludes with the La- 
fayette game at Easton. 




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Published by the Alumni Association of Lehigh University, Inc. 


Reunion in Review page 3 

Dedication page 5 

Banquet Sets Tempo page 6 

Business Meeting page 8 

Class Parade page 10 

Commencement Exercises page 12 

Camera Views of the Reunion page 14 

Proceedings of Business Meetings page 16 

Income Accounts page 24 

Lives of Lehigh Men page 26 

President, Edward A. Curtis, '25 

Vice-presidents, George F. A. Stutz, '22, and H. Randolph 
Maddox, '21 

Treasurer, H. P. McFadden, '25 

Archivist, Arthur W. Klein, '99 

Executive Secretary and Editor, Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, 
Leonard H. Schick, '37 

Leonard M. Horton, '28 
Robert C. Watson, '13 
Clifford F. Lincoln, '11 

George R, Brothers, '08 
Monroe J. Rathbone, '21 
Alfred S. Osbourne, '09 

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This distinguished building, home office <>f 
the John Hancock Mutual Lift Insurance 
Company in Boston, perpetuates the name of 
one of the nation's founding fathers and first 
signer of the Declaration ol Independence. 

Dignified and calm in its exterior lines, the 
building is packed with interesting features 
from its basement to the tip of its graceful 
tower. It is the largest completely air-condi- 
tioned building in New England, floors and 
steel-paneled walls are soundproofed. There 
are lounge areas, a game room, library, large 
cafeteria served by an all-electric kitchen, 
and a spacious auditorium equipped for a 
complete radio show. 

A modern skyscraper like the John Han- 
cock Building is an expression of many com- 
bined skills, of which Bethlehem was called 
upon to supply a full share. We furnished 
steel piling that was driven deep into the 
earth to give the building firm bedrock 
support. We made, fabricated and erected the 
15,000 tons of structural steel forming the 
hidden skeleton. And Bethlehem elevator 
cable is helping the high-speed elevators to 
maintain the smooth flow of vertical trans- 
portation to the building's twenty-six stories. 

Architects and Engineers: Cram and Ferguson, Boston 
Builder: Turner Construction Company, New York 


FOR WEEKS in advance Class chairmen and members 
of the Association's Alumni Reunion committee had 
been preparing for the week-end of June 16-17 when 
Lehigh men from all parts of the country would return to 
well-remembered scenes of undergraduate days. That their 
efforts were well worthwhile was evidenced by the en- 
thusiasm with which reunioning alumni participated in the 
program which had been prepared for them. 

Early Friday morning the vanguard of alumni began ar- 
riving on the campus, and within a few hours the "old 
grads" had completely taken over the Alumni Memorial 
building. First alumnus to register Claude A. P. Turner, 
a member of 1890 back for his sixtieth reunion, came all 
the way from Columbus, Ohio, by bus to join his class- 
mates and friends of the Fifty Plus Club. 

Opening function on the program concerned only mem- 
bers of the Association's Board of Directors who met in 
annual session at the Bethlehem Club early Friday after- 
noon to hear reports and to plan for future activities. Mean- 
while other early arrivals toured the campus, talked to 
faculty members, and later in the afternoon joined friends 
and classmates for informal parties before the annual ban- 
quet that evening. 

First official get-together of all alumni, the Association's 
banquet in Grace Hall broke with tradition as President 
Whitaker delivered his annual report at this time rather 
than Saturday morning during the business meeting. An all- 
Lehigh party the banquet included a short talk by Eugene 
G. Grace, '99, the presentation of Special Awards, and a 
unique musical program presented by undergraduates. The 
banquet with its color, spirit and comradeship set the tempo 
for another successful reunion. 

Saturday dawned bright and clear and it wasn't long be- 
fore alumni, their registration completed, began visiting 
familiar campus scenes, and renewing college made friend- 
ships. But promptly at 10:30 many turned toward Packard 
auditorium for the annual business meeting of the Associa- 

Conducted by President Edward A. Curtis, '25, the meet- 
ing reviewed the work of the Association during the past 
year, and gave alumni details of the new Alumni Fund pro- 
gram. Officers elected at the meeting are Mr. Curtis, presi- 
dent; George F. A. Stubs, '22, and H. Randolph Maddox, 
'21, vice-presidents; Alfred S. Osbourne, '09, and Clifford 
F. Lincoln, '11, alumni trustees, and Hugh P. McFadden, 
'25, treasurer. 

At noon alumni and their families were guests of the 
University at luncheon in Grace Hall, and then parading 
alumni assembled at class headquarters while others went 
to the stadium for the grand finale. Paced by 1925, the 
parade crossed the campus to the stadium where the program 
closed with the presentation of awards and the dedication 
of Lehigh's new $800,000 gymnasium. 

Claude A. P. Turner, '90, was the first to register 


400-Ton Floating Drydock 

With the addition of a Dravo-built floating drydock, Eric Railroad 
expanded its New York Harbor maintenance facilities to include 
hull service on tugs, barges, scows and lighters. 

This welded steel floating drydock, similar to equipment used 
in naval repair service, was designed by Erie and Dravo engineers 
to accommodate harbor craft up to 400 gross tons. Construction 
and operating specifications include: 

Hull length -110 feet 
Length over outrigging — 130 feet 
Working deck width — 48 feet 
Submerging time— 20 minutes 

Draft, light — 3 feet 
Draft, submerged — 23' L > feet 
Total height, light — 24 feet 
Pump-out time — 51 minutes 

In designing and constructing a floating drydock, or in providing 
similar services on scows, barges, carfloats and other types of 
floating equipment, Dravo brings to the fleet operator a wealth of 
practical experience. This experience, and the extensive Dravo 
facilities, offer that extra assurance that Dravo-built floating 
equipment will stand up under every harbor operating condition. 

Dravo engineers will welcome an opportunity to discuss your 
needs — to work with you on alterations, repairs or new construction. 
Your request for further information is invited. 

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Tug "CLEVELAND" docked for hull repairs at the 
Erie Railroad Marine Terminal, Jersey City. 







ler, '18, presented the keys to Lehigh's new $800,000 
gymnasium to President Whitaker last month during 
Alumni Reunion, the action marked the completion of an- 
other milestone in the forward progress of the University. 
For the gymnasium addition, giving Lehigh one of the 
finest athletic plants in the east, was the final project of a 
threefold program started several years ago with the open- 
ing of the Progress Fund drive. Other projects, which 
were a direct result of the Progress campaign, were the 
construction of a large modern dormitory and an increase 
in the University's general endowment funds. 

Highlight of Lehigh's Alumni Reunion week-end, the 

dedication, held in Taylor stadium, followed the traditional 

parade of classes, and was in charge of Alfred V. Bodine, 

15, trustee chairman of the University's committee on 

buildings and grounds, who introduced alumnus Mueller. • 

Chairman of the University's important endowment com- 
mittee, and a key figure in the recent Progress Fund cam- 
paign, Mr. Mueller said that, "with the dedication of this 
building, we bring down the curtain on a particular suc- 
cess story that we hope will set an oft repeated pattern 
for the future." 

He said that the new gymnasium will always stand as 
a permanent monument to the service of 1,541 volunteer 
workers during the campaign and to the generosity of more 
than 5,300 alumni and friends of Lehigh whose gifts ex- 
ceeded by more than half a million dollars the original 
Progress goal of $1,500,000. 

President Whitaker who accepted the gift for the Uni- 
versity expressed his gratitude by saying, "for these facil- 
ities which you have made possible, which bring to Lehigh 
modern equipment for physical education, I thank you. 
No goal could have been more worthy . . . No job better 

"Symbolically these keys will open the door not only 
to a building but to a program of life for Lehigh students. 
Spectators sports have never been our goal here, nor should 
they be in the lives of Lehigh men. Rather it is our aim 
that every student shall learn here the good habits of par- 
ticipation to the end that they may enjoy the vigor of good 
health and experience the value of team play. Habits like 
these are carried over into postgraduate life with benefits 
we well recognize." 

The gymnasium which will be ready for undergraduates 
when they return this fall features a swimming pool which 
measures 75 feet by 42 feet and is faced by a gallery seat- 
ing 600 spectators. A submarine window, six feet long, two 
feet wide and one-half inch thick, from which coaches 
will spot flaws in technique is one of the novel installations 
in the new pool. 

The main building includes three basketball courts for 
intramural competition, a new wrestling room, student and 
faculty locker rooms and showers, physical education class- 
rooms and a trophy room. It has glass brick walls which 
will eliminate glare from the sun. 

Above: A view from the south. Below: Dedication exercises 

The neiv swimming pool is one of the finest in the country 

Class of lh'')l) received an honored place at the banquet 

ibove: 1910 made its presence felt. Beloic: 1930 sang a lot 


1~1IRS1 .ill Lehigh reunion banquet in several years the 
Association's annual dinner Friday fune 16 was termed 
.1 success .is more ill. iii $00 heard President Whitaker 
present Ins report to alumni that night rather than at the 
Saturday business meeting .is had been the custom in the 


Honoured guests at the banquet, members of the ( lass 
of 1900, celebrating their fiftieth reunion, were introduced 
bj toastmaster Alfred V. Bodine, '15, as were representa- 
tives of the Fifty Plus ( lub. 

Other features of the banquet included greetings by Eu- 
gene G. Grace, '99, president of the Hoard of Trustees, a 
welcome by Edward A. Curtis, '25, Alumni Association 
president, the presentation of Special Awards to seven men. 
and a special musical program prepared by Lehigh's ( lilt 
Cleffs, an undergraduate organization. 

Always a popular feature of reunion week-end the Spe- 
cial Awards recipients were announced by Sam T. Harle- 
man, '01, committee chairman. Only non-alumnus to be 
honoured this year was Howard R. "Bosey" Reiter, emer- 
itus professor of physical education, who retired in 1941 
after 30 years of devoted service to Lehigh. "Bosey," who 
leaves the campus this summer to live with his son in 
Connecticut, has played an important part in the growing 
picture of Lehigh, especially in the development of athlet- 
ics. An exponent of clean, hard fight in any sport, "Bosey" 
is beloved by the entire alumni body. 

First alumnus to receive an Award this year Charles J. 
McGonigle, '01, is a partner in Poole and McGonigle, 
Portland, Oregon, a structural steel concern, but despite his 
distance from the campus he has always been active in the 
program of the University. A key alumnus on the west 
coast he has been of great assistance to alumni in that area. 

Next Award went to William Frank Roberts, '02, civic 
and industrial leader in Baltimore. A Life Member of the 
Association he has still found time to devote to the inter- 
ests of his alma mater. 

Schafer, Spaeth, Stritzinger. Fair and Harleman 

Dr. W hitaker chats with alumni Grace. Bodine 

Above: Ballons added color. Below: Committee eat shrimp 

When one talks of the Class of 1904 one naturally thinks 
of Frank P. Sinn, one of its most loyal members who re- 
tired as an executive with the New Jersey Zinc Company in 
1944 only to become a Consulting Engineer with the Amer- 
ican Metal Company in New York. A participant in all 
Lehigh programs, alumnus Sinn well deserves the Award 
given him. 

Fifth alumnus to receive the gold lapel pin and leather 
encased certificate of merit, Michael H. Kuryla, '05, retired 
recently as president of the U. S. Smelting, Refining and 
Mining Corp. in Boston, Mass., and while he spent many 
years in foreign countries, he never lost his love for Lehigh, 
and today is listed among the University's more active 

T"1 enumerate the achievements of David H. Brillhart. 
-"- 06, the next recipient, would fill pages. One of Beth- 
lehem's business, industrial and civic leaders, he is on the 
board of directors of many enterprises, and is recognized 
as one of the city's outstanding citizens. On the Lehigh 
campus he is known for his generous support and unfailing 
cooperation in every worthwhile project. 

Active in the program of the Association and of the 
Pittsburgh Lehigh Club, John B. Carlock, '07, has had a 
varied career beginning in 1907 with the Bethlehem Steel 
Company, and ending in 1949 when he retired as Chief 
Engineer of Plants for the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp. 
He was the seventh to receive the Special Award this year. 

Dr. Whitaker in his report (full text will appear in the 
annual report of the University to be published this fall) 
said that to "educate" young men is to aid them in develop- 
ing themselves into citizens of maximum usefulness to 

themselves, to others, to their churches, their country and to 
the world. "The essentials for doing a good educational 
job," he said, "include satisfactory students, adequate fac- 
ulty, and staff, suitable facilities and resources and certain 
intangibles such as reputation, good traditions, enthusiastic 
alumni body, confidence and support of the community and 
of potential employers. These are all interdependent." 

Alumni president Ed Curtis bids farewell to "Bosey" Reitei 


WHILE most Lehigh men returned to South Mountain 
June 16-17 to have a good time. .1 small but enthus- 
iastic group did take time out to attend to the busi- 
ness of operating the Alumni Association. During the 
weekend, in addition to the annual meeting Saturday morn- 
ing, the Association's Board of Directors met three times 
to determine a policy for the future. 

Saturday's meeting held in Packard Auditorium was high- 
lighted by annual committee reports, the election of officers 
for the coming year, and the presentation of Active Mem- 
bership cups. Officers elected are Edward A. Curtis, '25, 

Administrative officers and directors talk shop 

Luncheon preceded the Board's annual meeting 

president for a second term; George F. A. Stutz, Jr., '22, 
senior vice-president; H. Randolph Maddox, '21, junior 
vice-president; Hugh P. McFadden, '25, treasurer; Alfred 
S. Osbourne, '09, alumnus trustee for six years, and Clif- 
ford F. Lincoln, 11. alumnus trustee for three years. 

The Active Membership trophy awarded annually to the 
class having the largest percentage of dues payers was pre- 
sented this year to the Class of 1895 with 74$ participa- 
tion. The trophy presented to Memorial Gift Insurance 
classes on the same basis was awarded to the Class of 1949 
with 6CKf participation. 

Biggest step taken at any of the meetings was the revision 
of the Alumni Fund program, based on a report submitted 
to the Board of Directors several years ago but held in 
abeyance due to the recent Progress Fund campaign. 

This program which became effec- 
tive July 1, 1950 effects a combination 
of Alumni Association dues and the 
Lehigh Alumni Fund, but retains 
Alumni Student Grants as a separate 

The program as approved follows: 

THAT the Lehigh Alumni Associa- 
tion continue to undertake the solici- 
tation and collection of the annual 
Alumni Fund for the benefit of the 

THAT the fund raising activities be 
under the control of the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Alumni Association with 
the treasurer of the University serving 
in an advisory capacity. 

r PHAT the Executive Committee of 
* the Council of Lehigh Class 
Agents be responsible for the solicita- 
tion and collection of the annual 
Alumni Fund. 

THAT the Alumni Fund campaign 
be the only annual solicitation for 
funds among alumni and that there be 
no further independent collection of 
alumni dues. 

THAT checks be made payable to 
the Lehigh University Alumni Fund. 

THAT the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin 
continue to be published as it has in 
the past, independent of any Alumni 
Fund solicitation. 

THAT the Alumni Student Grants 
Fund be separate from that of the 
Alumni Fund. 

(a) Methods of raising this fund to be determined by 
the Board of Directors and the Alumni Student Grants Col- 
lection Committee. 

THAT in the annual report of the Alumni Fund all con- 
tributors be credited by name only. 

THAT money derived from the Alumni Fund be allo- 
cated as follows: 

(a) Cost of operation of the Council of Class Agents. 

(b) Cost necessary to adequately maintain the Alumni 
Association, a budget' to be prepared annually by the of- 
ficers of the Association, and approved by the Board of Di- 
rectors at its annual meeting. 

(c) An amount not to exceed five per cent of the Fund 
after expenses are deducted to be retained each year by the 
Alumni Association as a reserve fund until the total is 
$50,000. This money to be invested by and used at the 
discretion of the Board of Directors. 

(d) The net amount of the Fund will then be given to 
the University at the end of each fiscal year for unrestricted 

A LSO of interest to most alumni was the general report 
•^*- of the Executive Secretary which said in part, "Last 
June when the Executive Committee prepared for the 1949- 
50 fiscal year several objectives were established. These in- 
cluded J ) the strengthening of alumni clubs and the de- 
velopment of new ones wherever possible; 2) increased dis- 

Directors Stutz and Curtis review the reports 

semination of University and alumni news; 3) the develop- 
ment of an alumni placement service in cooperation with 
the University's Placement Bureau; 4) the enhancement of 
student-alumni relations, and 5) the strengthening of Le- 
high's Council of Class Agents. There were others, but 
these were the principal targets for the year. 

"Committee statements (see Proceedings of Business 
Meetings on page 16) which accompany this report show 
how well we have done. Personally, I feel that several large 
strides have been made in the right direction. Our alumni 
clubs are stronger and more active than ever before; several 
new groups have been organized and others will be started 
in the near future; alumni-student relations have been 
strengthened and the Association's three publications are 
covering a large and varied field of activities. The Council 
of Class Agents is emerging from the experimental stage 
and should be of great assistance to the University and to 
the Association." 

In concluding his report to alumni the Executive Secre- 
tary recommended that work started on the organization of 
new clubs be continued, and that all clubs should have at 
least one visit a year from a campus representative; the 
strengthening of class organizations; and the scheduling of 
a Visitation Day during the college year so that interested 
alumni could visit the campus, talk to faculty members, and 
participate in an open forum on subjects of mutual interest. 


FWiM Kin Willi almosl perfecl weathci (remember 
the torrents ol 19) Lehigh's reunioning classes began 
Forming early on the afternoon ol June 17 on Packer 
Hall drive for their traditional campus parade which, this 
vt.u. would end in Taylor stadium. Scheduled to starl 
15 p.m., the classes were so well organized thai by 
2 10 o'clock .ill were read) to march and so without further 
delay the chief marshal! raised his baton and the L950 
parade was under w 

Led by the < lass ol 1925 dressed as singing bakers and 
• by the Red and Blue clad Bethlehem High School 
hand, the alumni marched down campus roads to the flag- 
pole, across Memorial Walk to Taylor Street and into 
Taylor stadium where all classes formed en masse for the 
presentation oi reunion awards and the dedication ot Le- 
high's new gymnasium. 

Once in Taylor stadium, the classes marched past the 
reviewing stand and then took their assigned places on the 
gridiron for the presentation exercises. Judges for the 
occasion were Rolland L. Adams, publisher of the Bethle- 
hem Globe-Times. Clarence B. Campbell, assistant director 
of admissions at the University, and Professor Judson G. 
Smull, '06, who retired from Lehigh's faculty at the end 
of the spring semester. It was their responsibility to select 
the class which in their opinion made the best appearance 
as it passed the reviewing stand. 

After much deliberation the judges agreed unanimously 
that the David M. Petty Reunion Flag for 1950 should go 
to the Class of 1925, and the presentation was made to 
the class by George A. Rupp, '28, reunion chairman. Final 
award of the 1891 Reunion Cup presented to the class 
having the largest percentage of its members registered for 
reunion went to the Class of 1895 and was accepted for 
that group by Francis L. Castleman. 

The parade comes down Taylor street to stadium 

1925 featured the singing bakers 

The inspection tour begins 

1925 tvins the parade flag 



I'll llll i:\lllllv\T EXBEC18I8 

Chaplain Bean. Dr. If hitaker welcome Bishop Emrich to Lehigh 

WHILE MOST alumni, tired af- 
ter a full week-end of activity, 
were turning homeward, the se- 
nior class, largest in Lehigh's history, 
prepared for graduation exercises 
which began Sunday, June 18th with 
baccalaureate services and ended the 
following afternoon when President 
Whitaker conferred 581 degrees at 
commencement exercises held in Grace 

Due to the size of the class and the 
number of people expected to attend, 
baccalaureate services this year were 
also held in Grace Hall with the ser- 
mon being delivered by the Rt. Rev. 
Richard S. Emrich, Bishop of the Epis- 
copal Diocese of Michigan. 

He told graduates that no person 
who follows a party line can be honest 
or a patient and humble seeker for 


truth. "Education," he said, "is built 
upon the patient and humble seeking 
for objective truth wherever it may 
be found. Any partyliner tidies things 
up, leaves out the facts, distorts them 
so that they fit the party line." 

Bishop Emrich concluded by saying 
that "we need in the world today hon- 
est, predictable people. It will help 
you to see that honesty is a law, that 
truth is higher than and should judge 
every group to which we belong, and 
that life is lived before the face of 
God. Honesty means that there is a 
basic integrity in a man and dishonesty 
means that his character is beginning 
to decay. Dishonesty means social cha- 
os and honesty is a basis of order 
and peace." 

Commencement speaker and recipi- 
ent of the honorary degree of Doctor 

"l I luin. iik I .filers, Erw in I ). < an 
ham, i chtoi nl I In- ( hi Si iciui 
Monitor, stressed the theme thai an 
awakening of a spiritual conscious 
ness, nni a new Messiah, is needed for 
the salvation of free society. 

Speaking on the subject, "The Au- 
i hi ni u Ri miIui nni In said, "We miisi 
mils over the ideas by which we live. 
The ideology ol ( ommimism is well- 
known and widely proclaimed. Il is 
passionately believed by many of those 
who proclaim it. This awareness and 
intensity is integrated and guided. 

??rpHERE IS NO comparable in- 
*■ tensity or coordination of ideas 
among those who believe in the free 
system," he continued, "There will 
not be until we look at our heritage 
in fundamental terms, and arouse our- 
selves to its revolutionary import to- 
day. The obligation of every citizen, 
of every leader is to awaken himself 
and his fellowmen to the significance 
of today's challenge. 

"Let us regain perspective, let us 
cast off the inferiority complex with 
which communism has bemused us. 
Let us reaffirm a consciousness of our 

Continuing his address editor Can- 
ham declared, "The voice of no one 
of us is powerful enough to awaken 
all the slumberers in today's world. 
That is not bad; it is good; for sal- 
vation need come through no new 
Messiah. It is better that it should 
come through the people, the little 
people if you will, as each awakens 
to the truth about individual man in 
a society under God. The world that 

Led by the color guard Lehigh. s large: 

is being reborn can well awaken not 
through the trumpets of messiahship 
but from the inner voice of spiritual 

Dr. Canham concluded by saying, 
"It is our individual and collective 
duty to think these things through for 
ourselves and in our free way to help 
our brother man to his needful aware- 
ness. Let us pass along the message 
of freedom. One day it will reach crit- 
ical mass and chain reaction will be- 
gin. Meantime, we must preserve the 
physical defenses of the western world 
by keeping military aggression at bav: 
we must strengthen the economic sin- 
ews and the stability of the free 
world; we must lead our civilization 
to higher plateaus of demonstrated 
freedom and achievement." 

TVTINETY-ONE seniors were presen- 
-L ' ted by Dean Robert P. More for 
their Bachelor of Arts diplomas, while 
Dean Carl E. Allen introduced 120 
students for the Bachelor of Science 
degree in Business Administration. 
Professor Loyal V. Bewley, head of 
the department of electrical engineer- 
ing, presented 286 seniors for the 
Bachelor of Science degrees in eight 
different branches. 

In addition to Dr. Canham others 
who received honorary degrees were 
Charles H. Herty, Jr., assistant to the 
vice-president in charge of steel oper- 
ations for the Bethlehem Steel Com- 
pany, who received the honorary de- 
gree of Doctor of Science, and Arthur 
A. Houghton, Jr., president of the 
Steuben Glass Company, who received 
the degree of Doctor of Humane Let- 

Dr. Whitaker and honorary recipients Canham. Houghton. Herty 

raduating class starts off the procession Above: Baccalaureate service. Beloiv: Seniors enter Grace Hall 


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Above: Many alumni registered early 

Left: Only three came back from '45 

Below: (left ) Al Osbourne and friends 

Below: A duplication but still pretty 


Above: Class pictures at the library 

Right: Directors Curtis. Lincoln, Funk 

Beloiv: (right) Ricapito directs band 

Beloiv: Men of 1940 raised a thirst 

*P%<yceecCiuCfs& o£ ^>u<iMe&& f?teettvi<p& 

With a List of Graduating Seniors 

niii< i \i mini n> in tin: 


The annual meeting of the Board ol Oi 

s ol the Lehigh Alumni Association 
v,.;s called to order June Ik 1950 al 

Following m attendance I d 

ward A Curtis, 25, Raymond K Stritzing 

I V. S Robert < 

in, 'i i. Leonard M Horton, 28, \o 
n i I unk, 05, I lifford F. I incoln, II. 
- Osbourne, 09, George R. Bi 
David Ml - I i 

Harleman, 01, Arthur W. Klein, '99, and 
Leonard II Schick, '37 

Ii was properly moved and seconded that 
the minutes of the March 4, 1950 meeting 
of the Board he approved .is Minim 
by the Executive Secretary. The motion car- 
ried, and President Curtis then called for 
the report of the Executive Secretary 
which was presented .is follows: 

"It is the responsibility of every alumni 

ary to submit an annual report to his 
uents so thai the) can approve or 
disapprove of the work being done by their 
respective alumni offices. I welcome ihis op- 
portunity because, while members of the 
Board of Directors .ire cognizant of our 
operations. I seldom have a chance to te.l 
all members of Lehigh's Alumni Associa- 
tion about the work we are trying to do in 
their behalf. 

"An Alumni Association is not unlike a 
large industrial corporation with its thou- 
sands of stockholders. Each of you, as an 
active alumnus, has a voice in the Associa- 
tion's program, but all too frequently thou- 
sands are content to remain silent while de- 
cisions are made by a few who are willing 
to devote the time and effort required to 
strengthen the Association so that it can 
better serve the alumni and the University. 
The alumni office i.s your representative on 
the campus, but its scope is limited unless 
'.on make known your desires and unless 
_:i\. it full support. 

Last June when the Executive Commit- 
tee prepared for the 19-19-50 fiscal year sev- 
eral objectives were established. These in- 
cluded 1 ) the strengthening of alumni clubs 
and the development of new ones wherever 
possible; 2) increased dissemination of Uni- 

v and alumni news; 3) the develop- 
ment of an alumni placement service in co- 
operation with the University's Placement 
Bureau; 4) the enhancement of studen:- 
alumni relations, and 5 ) the strengthening 
of Lehigh's Council of Class Agents. There 
were others, but these were the principal 
targets for the year. 

"Committee statements which accompany 
my report show how well we have done in 
achieving our various goals. Personally, 
while a tremendous amount of work re- 
mains to be done, I do feel that several 
large strides have been made in the right 
direction. Our alumni clubs are stronger 
and more interested than ever before; sev- 
eral new groups have been organized and 
others will be started in the near future. 
Alumni-student relations have been strength- 
ened and the Association's three publica- 


lions .in cov< nng a large and vari< d h. Id ol 
activities Th< Council ol (lass Agents is 
emerging from tin experimental stag< and 

should be of gnat assisiam, lo till ! nivei 
sit) and lo the Association 

While the solicitation ol the annual 
Alumni Fund is handled in the main In thi 
( lass Agents, the alumni office is charged 

with raising subscriptions to the Alumni 

Bulletin, Association dues, and the annual 
Alumni Student Grants fund. For purposes 
oi simplification I shall report on each oi 
dust funds separata Ij 

"During the past year 3559 alumni sub 
scribed to the Alumni Bulletin in amount 
totaling $10,752.30. Last year I reported 
that Sen 7 -! had been received in subscrip- 
tions from 3170 alumni. At the present time 
the Bulletin's total circulation is 5,253, the 
highest ill ovir history. 

"The record for alumni dues payments 
has also been good, with 3774 men paying 
$10,303 this year as compared to 3619 pay- 
ing SI 0.692 last year. The difference in the 
comparative figures i.s caused by the fact 
that more younger alumni paid dues this 
year than in 1948-49 and since dues are less 
for younger classes than they are for older 
groups, the financial return was not as large. 

"I am pleased to report that this has been 
the best year in the history of the Alumni 
Student Grants fund with 877 men con- 
tributing SI 2,223.47 to the Association's 
program to provide financial aid for quali- 
fied and deserving young men with athletic 
ability. More contributions were received 
from more men than ever before. A large 
share of credit for this success must go to 
the various alumni club committees which 
worked so well during the fall months when 
a personal contact campaign for funds was 

'Detailed accounts of Association opera- 
tions will be found in the committee and fi- 
nancial reports which follow, but before 
concluding my report there are certain rec- 
ommendations I should like to make. These 

1. Alumni Clibs. Work started on the 
organization of new alumni clubs should be 
continued and developed. Clubs already in 
existence should be strengthened whenever 
necessary, and a complete program should 
be prepared in advance for the year. It 
would be well to invite club representatives 
to the campus for a conference on such spe- 
cial projects as placement, undergraduate 
procurement, public relations, and Student 
Grants collections. By such a mutual ex- 
change of ideas a definite program of action 
could be formulated. 

2. Classes. Steps should be taken to 
strengthen our various class organizations, 
permanent officers should be elected, com- 
mittees appointed, and each class should be 
ready to act whenever it is called on to do 
so. Such organization would be most help- 
ful in developing class reunions and in pre- 
paring class agents for the Alumni Fund. 

3. Class Agents. The proper class organ- 
ization would ultimately result in the de- 
velopment of a better program for the Coun- 

dl oi (lass Agents .'i\A efforts should be 
made to strengthen this organization so thai 
in do mon i ffi i tivi work lor the Uni- 
versity. I recommend that the Hoard of Di- 
rectors .tnA the Executivi Committee ol the 
Council start now in preparing tin Fund 
program for 1950-51, so thai tin ai th ttii s 
ol the Association and the Council will be 
belter coordinated in the future. 

i. Visitation Day. For lack "t ■< bettei 

nam at the moment I refer to this as Visi- 
tation Day, hut wli.n I recommend is tin 
■ i King aside of one day a year when inter- 
ested alumni can visit the campus, talk with 
faculty members, attend classes if they so 
desire, and participate in an open forum on 
Some topic of mutual interest to all con- 
cerned. Alumni reunion weekend is not the 
time for such a program because college is 
not in session, and most faculty members are 
no longer on the campus. I envision this 
day as being the time when Lehigh alumni 
and faculty can become better acquainted 
with each other, and I am sure all would 
benefit from a well planned program." 

Next report that of the Council of Lehigh 
Class Agents was presented by Mr. Harle- 
man as follows; 

"The annual meeting of the Council of 
Class Agents was held September 24, 1949 
with representatives from 5.3 classes present. 
Group discussions were led by members of 
the executive committee with the view in 
mind of forming class committees. Class 
agents were asked to study their class rosters 
and to prepare an estimate of what each 
class could be expected to contribute to the 
Alumni Fund during the 1949-50 fiscal year. 
An executive committee meeting was 
held October 17, 1949 to discuss class gifts 
as submitted by the agents. As a result, a 
goal of 585,000 was suggested and later ap- 
proved by the Board of Directors of the 
Alumni Association. This figure of $85,000 
was broken up into class quotas by means 
of a "giving curve" and all classes were 
notified of their quotas. 

"The Alumni Fund activities started with 
a meeting of class agents and class commit- 
teemen in the Bethlehem area on February 
27, 1950, which was attended by 50 class 
representatives. Other regional meetings 
were held in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and 

"On May 18 a precedent was set when 
Eric Erikson, president of the class of 1950, 
attended a dinner meeting where he intro- 
duced Victor Daub as the appointed class 
agent, together with 28 class committeemen. 
They were welcomed to the Council of 
Class Agents, made acquainted with alumni 
activities and briefed on their work in be- 
half of Lehigh. A guest was Albert Bryniar- 
ski, Jr., president of the class of 1951. He 
understands what he has to do to emulate 
the example of Eric Erikson. This is bound 
to have its effect in the years to come. 

"Class committees were organized by 25 
classes, and cards with full data on each 
man were sent to class committeemen. At 
the start of this fiscal year — July 1, 1949 — 
we had an alumni list of 10,980. Allowing 

for men still paying to the Progress Fund, 
and Insurance men (1940-1949) still under 
the 10-year rule of no. solicitation for fund, 
dues or Bulletin subscriptions, we had 7,000 
alumni eligible for Alumni Fund solicita- 
tion. Thus far we have had contributions of 
$32,741.21 from 587 alumni. 

"Four meetings of the executive commit- 
tee were held during the year." 

Following a motion by directors Watson 
and Klein this report was accepted, and 
then David M. Petty, Council President, 
submitted a supplementary report which 
was accepted as follows: 

"In addition to the report covering the 
activities of the Council of Class Agents for 
the current year, I have a few comments I 
would like to add, not so much in the way 
of an alibi for the failure on the part of 
our Class Agents as a whole to meet their 
quota, but rather an explanation of how and 
why we made such a bad estimate in setting 
the quota at $85,000. 

"Approaching the problem from a real- 
istic but not defeatist point of view, I feel 
that we overestimated the ability of our 
various Class Agents to convert the large 
list of non-givers (by this I mean those who 
have never given to Lehigh in any form ) to 
givers and we on the Executive Committee 
overestimated our ability to get all Class 
Agents to pick up their work where it was 
left off in 1947 without any lag in the en- 
thusiasm and ability to organize their Class, 
not only as to a strong committee but also 
as a group of enthusiastic supporters for 

"In referring to the size of the quota: 
There were many who felt that we should 
be able to reach $100,000. All of us felt 
that that was a potential possibility, but 
even those among us who were most en- 
thusiastic about this figure have found the 
difficulties greater than we imagined. At the 
time of our Fall Meeting held on October 
17th, we asked all Class Agents to write us 
a memorandum stating what they thought 
their Class would be good for. We actually 
heard from less than one-half of all the 
Class Agents and based the quota on the 
figures which were presented by the Class 
Agents who made a reply. On the basis of 
some of these replies, our quota should 
have been considerably less. Likewise, had 
we followed the lead of several Class Agents 
our quota would have been mdch higher. 
The point which we overlooked was that 
the Class Agents who made no reply to this 
request also generally have not been able to 
do very much with their respective classes. 

"Difficulties which have been encountered 
may be summarized as follows: 

"1. 3000 men who have been the back- 
bone of annual giving in the past were still 
paying on their Progress Fund Subscrip- 

"There were also 1500 younger Alumni 
who are classified as insurance men who are 
presumed to be exempt from all Alumni 
Solicitation. This represents graduates back 
to Class of '39. 

Total Prospects 11,000 
less 4,500 

"The remaining 5000 were not personally 
solicited for the Progress Fund. Generally, 
they live in remote places and did not re- 
spond to letter solicitation in the Progress 
Fund and neither have they responded very 
well to letter solicitation for the Alumni 

"2. Some men are holding back expecting 
another Progress Fund Drive in the nol too 
distant future. 

"3. Some men have a feeling that the 
Progress Fund plus other recent gifts and 
the increase in tuition has solved all the 
financial problems Lehigh could possibly 

6,500 men available 
for Alumni Fund this year. 

This includes 1500 men who refused to give 
to the Progress Fund. 


May 31, 1950 EXHIBIT A 


Cash (See Note) 

General Funds $19,346.4-0 

Life Membership & Life Subscription Funds $ 861.1 J 

Student Grants Funds 4,612.85 

$ 24,820.69 

Investments (See Schedule I) 79,822. 10 

Accounts Receivable, Advertising 1,169.19 

Prepaid Postage 371.94 

Due from Council of Class Agents 104.62 

Equipment $ 2,033.57 

Less: Reserve for Depreciation 772.00 

Total Assets $107,550.41 


Principal (See Exhibit C) 

Life Membership Fund $56,371.12 

Life Subscription Fund 7,277.71 

Student Grants Fund 21,647.86 

$ 85,296.69 

Other Liabilities 

Deferred Income — Advertising $ 480.97 

Accounts Payable 1,617.93 

Subscriptions Received in Advance 5.746.28 

Class and Club Funds on Deposit 1,107.89 

Gifts to Lehigh University 10,928.50 


Surplus — Association (See Exhibit B) $ 226.11* 

Bulletin (See Exhibit B) 2,598.26 


Total Liabilities $107,550.41 

Note: Cash is deposited in the following accounts: 

Alumni Fund (Checking Account) $17,791.62 

Alumni Assn. (Checking Account) 662.75 

Savings Account 6,366.32 



For the Eleven Months Ended May SI, 1950 



Association Bulletin 

Dues $ 8,549.00 $ 

Investments 1,042.62 110.74 

Subscriptions 9,384.50 

Cash Sales — Bulletin 28.40 

Advertising — Bulletin 5,815.93 

Miscellaneous 940.00 

Total Operating Income $ 10,531.62 $15,339.57 

Gifts 346,839.00 

Total Income $357,370.62 $15,339.57 


Salaries $ 6,385.80 $5,125.7S 

Printing 1,732.90 7,907.67 

Engraving 122.56 1,734.09 

Mailing 1,240.50 534.36 

Telephone & Telegraph 113.02 10.98 

Supplies 769.30 601.52 

Travel & Entertainment 1,371.22 

Equip. & Office Repairs & Alterations 408.37 3S5.14 

Depreciation of Equipment 99.00 99.00 

Prizes and Awards 256.00 

Alumni Events 597.11 

Miscellaneous 236. 3S 90.72 

Total Operating Expense $ 13,332.16 $16,4S9.26 

Gifts 346,839.00 

Total Expense $360,171.16 $16,489.26 

Surplus — Julv 1 to May 31,1950 $ 2.S00.54* 5 1,149.69* 

Surplus — July 1, 1949 2.574.43 3,747.95 

Surplus— May 31, 1950 $ 226.11* $ 2.59S.26 



have. I also bel lid not start oui 

( ampaign early enough to smoke out the 
slow starters and those who will not work, 
the latter will have to be replaced as von 
.is possible, taking into consideration the 
in few people want th< job as < lass 
Agent and ih.ii it is purely .1 job foi glory 
and love <>i I ehigh. 

si MMAIO HI 1 I \sMs 

Tin following Classes have organized a 
( lass Agents Committee tins year 
"05, 06, 07, "08, is. 1». '20 

17, »8, 10, n. '42, i>. 11. 15, 47, 
. '50. rotal 33 

Classes older than '05 — .1 committee is 
not needed. 

The following J.tssts with committees 
appear to be making good progress and will 
meet tluir quota this year: 

06, '07, '08, 09, '10, '20, '25, '30, '45. 

Total ') 

The following Classes who have not or- 
ganized Committees hut who appear to be 
making good progress: 

'77, '83, 87, '89, '90, '91, '92, '94, '95, 

'01, 04. Total 11 

Classes O.K. .it this time — 20 

Total Classes — 71 

Total money in hand now — $40,000. 

Money in prospect — 50 to 60,000. 


"1. Make .1 very Complete Annual Re- 
port in September stressing Continuity of 
Giving. This is the answer to any successful 
Annual Giving Program. 

2. Hold the Annual Meeting of Class 
Agents October 21, 1950, starting with 
luncheon. No football game that day. 

3. During November, December and 
January concentrate on organizing the re- 
mainder of Classes starting at 11. 

4. Start Campaign February 1. We can- 
not hope to run a quick Campaign until we 
are better organized. 

5. We must set up a system of Expense 
Accounts for Class Agents who do not live 
in Bethlehem. Necessary to cover typing — 
telephone calls — postage, etc. 

6. Closer cooperation of Quarterly Bulle- 
tin, especially Spring Issue. 

7. Help from Alumni Trustees in getting 
their Classes organized. Only Class repre- 
sented by a Trustee that looks good now is 
'08 — and Curtis' Class '25. 

S. See that Student Grant Drive is fin- 
ished by December 31st. 

9. Make an even stronger and more wide 
general Tax Anticipation solicitation. 

10. Value of District Meetings for Class 
Agents and their Committeemen — doubtful, 
should be discontinued for the present. 

11. Our problem next year and every 
year thereafter is to get a gift from the man 
who has not before given to Lehigh and 
then hold him in the ranks of Annual Giv- 

A special committee was appointed by 
President Curtis to study not only the rec- 
ommendations made by Mr. Petty, but the 
recommendations submitted by the Execu- 
tive Secretary. This committee which was 
instructed to report back to the Board by- 
July 15 is comprised of George F. A. Stutz, 


chairman, 1 ■ onard M 1 lorton, 1 1 Randolj h 
\. David M Petty, and John I Kirk 
patrick, University rrcasurei with th< Presi- 
dent .111.I Secretary ol the Alumni Associa- 
tion serving as ex officio members 
The reports ol the Association's Standing 
ittees were approved as presented and 

nit hided: 


When new directors ol the Alumni As- 
sociation assumed office last June the) an- 
nounced as one of their aims foi 1949 ' 
the development and enhancement of Le- 
high's alumni clubs throughout the country. 
How successful this project has been is evi- 
denced by the fact that this has been a ban- 
ner year for club activity. 

Twenty-nine clubs .ire now officially rec- 
ognized by the Board of Directors and the 
majority of these are operating under the 
constitution and by-laws as proposed by the 
Association in its Club Manual published 
list \ In addition, branch or division 
clubs have been meeting in Westchester 
County, N. Y., Phillipsburg, N. J., and 
Canton, Ohio. Additional new clubs are be- 
ing planned for New England, Texas and 
Long Island. These will be organized this 

Special attention has been given to the 
rejuvenation of mid-western and western 
alumni groups, and this year all of the As- 
sociation's clubs have received at least two 
visits from campus representatives. In addi- 
tion, informal meetings were held in Port- 
land, Seattle, Minneapolis, Kansas City, St. 
Louis and Houston. Campus representatives 
attended each meeting and did so much to 
stimulate alumni spirit in these areas that 
it is hoped to make this visitation an an- 
nual event. 

All alumni clubs have held at least one 
meeting during the past year, with some 
meeting three and four times. Regular 
luncheon meetings are now being held in 
New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Wil- 
mington, Cleveland and Bethlehem. These 
are in addition to regularly scheduled eve- 
ning programs. 

Last fall selected clubs were made respon- 
sible for the solicitation of funds for the 
Alumni Student Grants program. That more 
money was raised this year than ever before 
for this project is indicative of the enthus- 
iasm with which the clubs handled this as- 

Steps are now being taken to have the 
alumni clubs cooperate with the University's 
admissions office to interest qualified young 
high school or preparatory school students 
in continuing their education at Lehigh. 

Truly this has been a most successful 
year for Lehigh's alumni clubs, and it is 
hoped that this work will continue unabat- 
ed because the basis of the University's suc- 
cess is found in the interest and enthusiasm 
of its alumni body. 


Following in the footsteps of its prede- 
cessor, the 1950 Alumni Day Committee 
has designed its program to allow as much 
time as possible for returning alumni to re- 
new college-made friendships and to visit 
the campus. For the first time in many years 
the entire program will be an all-Lehigh 
week-end, with all activity being confined to 

the campus .uid with .ill spukeis being L< 
high "i' n 

An innovation this yeai is the presenta 
tion ot Presidenl \\ Intake is reporl 
to alumni at the Assot iation's banqui I in 
daj evening rather than on Saturday al thi 
business meeting. It is tell that tins is a 

more appro] i iati 01 i asion for thi n i 

not only because so tew alumni attend the 

business session, hut because those .it thi 
banquet are vitally inti n sti d in hi at ing 
something about theii almo mater, 

Another highlight this year will be the 
dedication oi the new annex to Taylor gym- 
nasium Saturday following the class paradl 
With this in mind the committee has ar- 
ranged its parade route to end in Tayloi 
stadium where the dedication will lake 
place following the presentation of awards 
to reunion classes. 

The committee has worked in close co- 
operation with the various class chairmen 
and, except for the weather, believes it has 
everything under control. 


At its meeting March 4, 1950, the Board 
of Directors approved a report of its Special 
Awards Committee recommending that the 
following men be honoured by the Associa- 
tion this year: Charles J. McGonigle, '01, 
W. Frank Roberts, '02, Frank P. Sinn, '04, 
Michael H. Kuryla, '05, David H. Brillhart, 
'06, J. Bruce Carlock, '07 and Howard R. 
"Bosey" Reiter. 


It is my pleasure to report the following 

figures concerning the class insurance by 

the Class of 1950 at Lehigh University: 

Number of students graduated 

February, 1950 228 

Number of students who took class 
insurance 126 

Percentage who took class insurance 48.7% 

Men scheduled to graduate, June 18, 
1950 532 

No. who have completed application 
for insurance 337 

Percentage who have completed ap- 
plication for insurance 63% 

Total number of prospective grad- 
uates 760 

Total taken out or signed up for class 
insurance 463 

Percentage who have taken out class 
insurance 60% 

Breakdown by living groups (June): 


Number of men graduating 123 

Number of men taking class insur- 
ance 90 

Percentage of men taking class in- 
surance 73% 


Number of men graduating 206 

Number of men taking class insur- 
ance 151 

Percentage of men taking class in- 
surance 73% 

Town : 

Number of men graduating 203 

Number of men taking class insur- 
ance . 96 
Percentage of men taking class in- 
surance 42% 

In the academic year 1948, 38% of the 

February graduates participated in the Class 
Insurance Program and 41% of the June 
graduates. In 1949, 58% of the class par- 

These figures for 1950, with 463 men 
participating in the Class Insurance Pro- 
gram at this date, are slightly over 60% of 
the entire class and represent the largest 
number of men who have ever taken out 
class insurance at Lehigh in one year. The-, 
class of 1950 has surpassed the record- 
breaking performance by the class of 1949 
the preceding year. An almost unbelievable 
amount of hard work, energy, initiative and 
sacrificial service has made 1950 the most 
successful year in the history of the Class 
Insurance Program. Special credit should go 
to Eric R. Erikson, president of the Class 
of 1950, and to Ronald J. Young, chairman 
of the Class Memorial Gift Committee, 
whose work has made this record possible, 
as weil as to the following men without 
whose contribution this result would have 
been impossible: Henry Bonfig, William G. 
Campbell, Victor R. Daub, Harold A. Eisen- 
hauer, Carl S. Frensky, John J. Galvin, 
David H. Griffin, Vito A. Scriptunas, Alex- 
ander F. Smith and Stuart B. Webb. 


Convinced that the Undergraduate Con- 
tact Committee as organized some years ago 
had outlived its usefulness, the Board this 
year took steps to provide a closer liaison 
between the Association and Lehigh's un- 
dergraduates. In addition to the efforts of 
alumni office personnel, the Board arranged 
a dinner meeting at the Bethlehem Club 
for student leaders and selected key alumni. 
So successful was this venture and so en- 
thusiastic were alumni and students who 
attended that two or three meetings of this 
type are now being planned for each year. 
This meeting gave undergraduates an op- 
portunity to explain their various activities 
to alumni and at the same time it gave 
alumni a chance to tell students about the 
operations of the Association. It was mu- 
tually advantageous to both groups, and 
well worth the effort. 

In fact, Arcadia, student council, has ap- 
proved plans calling for the permanent or- 
ganization of an Alumni Contact Commit- 
tee which will give all student organizations 
an opportunity to meet and discuss their 
programs with alumni from time, to time. 


Mr. Everett Teal, director of placement, 
reports that 295 of the 517 seniors to grad- 
uate this June have already been placed, 
and that many more have leads which 
should materialize in the near future. 

The placement office has been working in 
close cooperation with the alumni office in 
developing a program for placing alumni 
seeking new positions, and during the past 
12 months 181 graduates of the University 
have been aided by this plan. It is expected 
that this program will be developed to a 
point where the placement office can offer 
the maximum of assistance to Lehigh's 


It is the job of every librarian to work 
always for a balance between space, staff, 
and books. No library ever has, at least for 
a long time, enough of any. And they all 

cost money. There are several things that 
can be done at Lehigh to postpone adding 
to the present Library building for some- 
time. All are under serious study, and all 
will sooner or later be put into effect. 

As for staff, we have quality throughout, 
and we expect to add shortly to the growing 
number of employees necessary to bring the 
library up to full efficiency. 

The one thing a library cannot get along 
without is books. Most of ours are pur- 
chased, but from time to time we receive 
valuable accessions through the generosity 
of alumni. Among the donors of the past 
year were: 

The Estate of the late Samuel E. Berger, 
'89, whose entire library of classics was be- 

Chen Chia Li, '49 

Mr. and Mrs. F. Fox, in memory of their 
son, Warren, '45. 

L. P. Grossart, '17 

E. S. Hamilton, '50 
S. T. Harleman, '01 
J. R. Hertzler, '27 
Henry S. Jacoby, '7 

F. N. Kneas, '98, who gave a fund for 
the purchase of books in Religion. 

M. H. Kuryla, '05 (The first mining laws 
of Mexico.) 

R. E. Laramy, '96 

E. W. Rosenbaum, '48 

A. P. Steckel, '99 (An early edition of 
Newton's OPTIKS.) 

R. G. Steinhardt, '40 


One regular meeting of the committee 
was held this year in New York, and in ad- 
dition members of the committee have 
served as special consultants to the Bulletin 
editor. The committee is well pleased with 
the work being done by the Association's 
three publications — the Bulletin, the Quar- 
terly Review Number and the monthly Le- 
high Letter. All are serving their purpose 
of keeping alumni informed about Univer- 
sity and alumni news. 

In discussing plans for 1950-51 the Com- 
mittee approved a new cover series which 
will feature members of the faculty, and the 
work they are doing on the campus. Several 
new features were also approved and will 
be started with the first issue in the fall. 

Bulletin circulation at present is 5253, 
the highest in the publication's history. Dur- 
ing the year a special circulation campaign 
was conducted with the cooperation of class 
correspondents, and while the over-all re- 
sults were not as good as anticipated, the 
circulation among several classes was in- 
creased considerably. 

During the year 3559 alumni paid in sub- 
scriptions a total of $10,752.30 as compared 
to 3170 paying $9,774 in 1948-49. 


Early last summer when members of the 
Student Grants Collection Committee met in 
Bethlehem it was decided to run an inten- 
sive campaign among some of the Associa- 
tion's more active alumni clubs in order to 
raise more money for Grants. It was felt 
that a personal contact with alumni would 
produce more interest in this program. Ac- 

cordingly, representatives of the various 
clubs were invited to the campus where the 
program was explained, then endorsed by 
them. Appropriate literature was distribut- 
ed, and the campaign ran from September 
26 to December 31. Here the Committee, 
realizing that a lot of men living in non- 
club areas had not been contacted, distribut- 
ed direct mail appeals to these men. 

It was the Committee's hope that suf- 
ficient funds would be raised to enable the 
Student Grants Committee to assist boys 
who participate in sports other than font 
ball, but while that goal was not achieved 
the Committee is pleased to report that this 
has been the best year in history for Student 
Grants Collections. As of June 10, 1950 a 
total of $12,223.47 has been contributed by 
877 men. Not only is the amount raised 
greater than ever before, but the number of 
men participating is much higher. 

The Committee realizes that only the in- 
terest and enthusiasm of the various clubs 
made this record possible, and wants to take 
this opportunity of thanking committees in 
the following areas for their cooperation: 
Bethlehem, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cen- 
tral New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania, 
New York City, Baltimore, Detroit and 
Northern New Jersey. The individual rec- 
ord of these clubs will be found in the re- 
port of the Student Grants Committee. 

It is the committee's belief that a pro- 
gram of this type should be continued, and 
that increased effort should be made to ex- 
pand the personal contact through club or- 
ganizations. This method is not only suc- 
cessful in raising the needed funds, but it 
enables the Association to better explain the 
Student Grants program to men who have 
not been acquainted with it in the past. 


Not counting the class which graduates 
this June, there are now in college 23 stu- 
dents receiving Grants, distributed among 
the various classes as follows: 
Year of Graduation No. of Students 

1951 8 

1952 10 

1953 5 

We have lost three men from the Class of 
1951, one man from the Class of 1952 
(since the last report) and one from the 
Class of 1953. 

The final standing of the men for the se- 
mester ending this June was not available 
early enough to include the number of men 
who will be on probation, but the proba- 
bilities, by past performance, indicate there 
will not be many. 

The Alumni Student Grants Committee 
at its meeting held December 2, 1949 de- 
cided because of the large commitments al- 
ready made, and the low rate at which the 
subscriptions were coming in to the Grants 
Fund, that no Grants would be made for the 
Fall of 1950. However, by the beginning 
of February the subscriptions had reached 
an amount which permitted the awarding 
of new Grants up to S2500 without jeopard- 
izing the Grants to the boys already in col- 
lege. This was agreed to by a letter ballot 
of the Alumni Student Grants Committee. 
Later, in the latter part of March, when 





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the contributions to the Grants had reached 
almost (12,000, the Committee increased 
the money allotted for Grants for the Fall 
of 1950 from $2500 to $3200. 

The Committee has made Grants to stu- 
dents now in college which result in the 
commitments outlined below: 

Year 1950- 1951 $12,817 

Year 1951-1952 S.000 

Year 1952-1953 2,805 


Commitments to be made the Fall 

of 1950 for 4 years 12,800 


As of May 31, 1950 the Alumni Student 
Grants Fund was S21.737.31, consisting of 
$4,702.31 in cash and $17,035.01 in Gov- 
ernment Bonds. 

The subscriptions to the Alumni Student 
Grants Fund have been the best this year 
than any since the initiation of this plan, a 
total of $12,120.47 being subscribed by 879 
contributors. The highest previous total was 
in 1940-41, when $10,389.20 was sub- 
scribed by 519 contributors. However, 
$5,000 was subscribed by one contributor. 
The next highest year (1946-47) was $10,- 
152.7S, subscribed by 742 contributors. The 
previous high in number of subscribers was 
the year 1947-48 when there were 832 con- 
tributors. This year, 128 contributors sub- 
scribed $6,189 of the total, in amounts vary- 
ing from S25 to $500. The remaining 
amount was contributed by 749 alumni. This 
indicates that the alumni body is showing 
an increased interest in giving to the Alum- 
ni Student Grants Fund, and also ihat the 
work of the Alumni Student Grants Collec- 
tion Committee, headed by S. D. Gladding, 
has been very gratifying. The financial state- 
ment is as follows: 

July 1, 1949 to May 31, 1950 
$ S, 574.07 — Bank Balance June 30, 1949 
12,120.47 — Deposits to 5/51/50 inclusive 


636.17 — University Refunds to 5/31/50 

1,104.71 — Committee Expenses to 

15,736.20— A.S.G. Expenses to 5/31/50 


212.50 — Interest on Investments 


t 1,702.30 — Bank Balance May 31, 1950 

With the increase in University tuition, 
the same amount of money allotted to 
Grants results in giving fewer individual 
Grants, and for this reason, if we wish to 
produce satisfactory results, it is desirable 
that the donations be increased from the 
original thought of $12,000 per year to $15,- 
000 per year. For the Board's information 
the Committee is presenting two tables; one 
showing the contributors and the amount 
contributed for each of the last four Asso- 
ciation years, and the second, showing the 
distribution of these contributions by dis- 

Comparative Statement of 
Contributors and Contributions 

Contributors and Interest 

1946-47 742 $10,577.78 

1947-48 832 10,260.10 

1948-49 551 6,957.52 

1949-50 879 12,332.97 

At the Student Meeting on Athletics on 
May 15, there was an insistent demand 
from quite a number of students that the 
Alumni Student Grants be broadened to 
take care of other athletes, particularly bas- 
ketball players. The Alumni Student Grants 
Committee is bringing this to the attention 
of the Board because the Committee's policy 
from the beginning is that no Grants will 
be made to any other athletic endeavour 
than football until such time as the fund is 
large enough to more than adequately cover 
the requirements of grants to football play- 

In order to enable Alumni Trustees to 
attend a meeting of the Board of Trustees, 
the Association's directors adjourned their 
meeting, but reconvened at 5:30 p.m. to 
discuss new and unfinished business. How- 
ever, before adjourning, President Curtis 
pointed out that projects now being handled 
by the Alumni Association needed more 
time than could be afforded by two or three 

meetings a year, and suggested the 
Board meel more oft< n, m\A thai mon timi 
lx- spent by Directors in working foi tin 

Association .m^ the t ni\t i Ml\ Ills i>. miii 

mendation was heartily endorsed In all Di- 
rectors present, 

When the Board n I OW n I al 5: JO 
pin tin following 1 )u.. I. lis wire present: 
Brothers, Curtis. Watson, lloilon, ( )s 
bourne, I.inclon, Funk, Soil/, and Schick. 

A considerable amount of time was spenl 

in revising the Association's Bj I tws to 
conform with the new Alumni Fund pro 
gram which will be inaugurated |uly 1, 

1950. This Program (see report of Annual 

Ass, mation meeting) was approved n 

llun a year ago, but action was deferred un- 
til the Progress Fund had ended. 

By-Laws which were revised covered Ar- 
ticle 1 — Classes of Members and Members: 
Article IV — Officers and Standing Commit- 
tees and Article V — Association Dues. The 
Executive Secretary was authorized to re- 
publish the By-Laws for distribution to in- 
terested alumni. 

There being no further business the meet- 
ing adjourned at 7:15 p.m. 


The annual business meeting of the Alum- 
ni Association was held Saturday June 17 
at 10:30 a.m. in Packard Laboratory Audi- 
torium with President Edward A. Curtis, 
'25, presiding. 

Following the approval of the minutes of 
the June 18, 1949 Alumni Meeting as pub- 
lished in the Alumni Bulletin, President 
Curtis appointed Matthew K. Morris, '40 
and Walter G. Guy, '40 as tellers to count 
the ballots. 

The Executive Secretary's report, the fi- 
nancial reports, and the statements of the 
Association's standing committees were ac- 
cepted as presented. (For details of all re- 
ports see account of Board of Directors 
meeting published elsewhere in this issue.) 

There being no unfinished business the 
Association then discussed the new Alumni 
Fund program which will begin July 1, 

1950. At the request of President Curtis, 
the Executive Secretary summarized the new 
plan as follows: 

"At its meeting on March 4, 1949, the 
, Board of Directors of the Lehigh Alumni 
Association approved a report submitted by 
the late Robert S. Taylor, '95, and David 
M. Petty, '09, calling for a revision in the 
fund solicitation setup of the Association. 
Due to the Progress Fund campaign, the 
inauguration of this new program was de- 
ferred until the fiscal year beginning July 1, 

1951, but in the meantime the Board took 
steps to clarify some of the technical de- 
tails involved in the new plan for solicita- 

"At the request of the Board of Directors 
the Association's Publications Committee 
was asked to make a study and report on 
the future status of the Lehigh Alumni Bul- 
letin. This report, presented at the March 
4, 1950 meeting of the Board, was ap- 
proved, and with the last obstacle removed 
the plan is now ready to be put into effect 
this July 1. 

"The new program as approved by the 
Board of Directors follows: 

THAT the Lehigh Alumni Association 
continue to undertake the solicitation and 
collection of the annual Alumni Fund for 
the benefit of the University. 

THAT the fund raising activities be un- 
der the control of the Board of Directors 
of the Alumni Association with the treas- 
urer of the University serving in an ad- 
visory capacity. 

THAT the Executive Committee of the 
Council of Lehigh Class Agents be re- 
sponsible for the solicitation and collec- 
tion or" the annual Alumni Fund. 

THAT the Alumni Fund campaign be 
the only annual solicitation for funds 
among alumni and that there be no furth- 
er independent collection of alumni dues. 

THAT checks be made payable to the 
Lehigh University Alumni Fund. 

THAT the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin con- 
tinue to be published as it has in the 
past, independent of any Alumni Fund 

THAT the Alumni Student Grants fund 

solicitation be separate from that of the 

Alumni Fund. 

(a) Methods of raising this fund to be 
determined by the Board of Direc- 
tors and the Alumni Student Grants 
Collection Committee. 

THAT in the annual report of the Alum- 
ni Fund all contributors be credited by 
name only. 

THAT money derived from the Alumni 
Fund be allocated as follows: 

(a) Cost of operation of the Council of 
Lehigh Class Agents. 

(b) Cost necessary to adequately main- 
tain the Alumni Association, a bud- 
get to be prepared annually by the 
officers of the Association and ap- 
proved by the Board of Directors at 
its annual meeting. 

(c) An amount not to exceed five per 
cent of the Fund after expenses are 
deducted to be retained each year by 
the Alumni Association as a reserve 
fund until the total is $50,000. This 
money to be invested by, and used 
at the discretion of the Board of Di- 

(d) The net amount of the Fund will 
then be given to the University at 
the end of each fiscal year for un- 
restricted purposes." 

Alumni present observed a moment of 
silence in memory of Lehigh men who had 
died during the past year. 

The tellers report presented by alumnus 
Morris revealed that Edward A. Curtis, '25, 
had been reelected for another one year 
term as president of the Association, and 
that George F. A. Stutz, Jr. '22, had been 
named senior vice-president. Other officers 
elected are H. Randolph Maddox, '21, jun- 
ior vice-president, Hugh P. McFadden, '25, 
treasurer, Alfred S. Osbourne, '09, and 
Clifford F. Lincoln, '11, alumnus trustees. 

In accepting the presidency for the sec- 
ond time Mr. Curtis thanked those alumni 
who had worked with him during the past 

year, asked for their continued support, and 
pledged himself to do his utmost to strength- 
en all class organizations as well as to con- 
tinue work started last year in the develop- 
ment of Lehigh's Alumni clubs. 

President Curtis also said that he hoped 
the day would come soon when the entire 
alumni reunion program could be held on 
the campus with older classes renting frater- 
nities and the younger groups dormitories 
for the week-end. 

Prior to adjournment alumni present en- 
dorsed a resolution expressing their con- 
fidence in the work being done by President 
Curtis, his officers, and committee men. 

The meeting adjourned at 11:35 a.m. 

Following are the names of those who 
were graduated June 19, 1950 : 



Candidates were presented by 

Dean Robert Pattison More 

Bachelor of Arts: 

Alan Emanuel A'bramovitz, Frank Vipond 
Adamthwaite, Jr., James John Arthur, Rob- 
ert Davis Baynum, Joseph Henry Bedson, Jr., 
Thomas Edward Bernard, Robert Logan Bon- 
ham, S:alvatore Borzellino, William Rogers 
Breck, Jr., Charles Melcher Butterworth III, 
James Robert Cairns, Robert Bruce Christ, 
Robert Burgess Clark, Elwood Carr Cornog, 
Jr., Harry Joseph Crofton, Jr., Rodger Lee 
Daniels, Mario Raphael D'Antonio, Victor 
Rudolph Daub, Jr., Thomas William DeCros- 
ta, David Donald Degler, Floyd William 
Diehl, Jr., Joseph Harry Dowling. 

Joseph Herbert Downing, Arthur Frederick 
DuBois, George John Englesson, Richard Jo- 
seph Farrall, Mark Robert Ford, Newton 
Frishberg, Carl Sterling Garland, Richard 

John GasdaBka, Henry Edward Gerhard, Gar- 
rett Levering Greene, Joseph Rudolph Haftl, 
Clifford Wesley Haig, Jr., Guy Oswald Heck, 
James Gowen Hood, Jr., Harold John Hoops, 
Jr., Jack Spalding Houston, Rheiner Thomas 
Hutchlns II, John Herberton fngeryoll, Wil- 
liam Pucette JolIJe, John Walter Jordan, Al- 
lan Bralser Judson, Richard Walter Kelsey, 
Francis Charles Kerclmar, Wilbert Roy 
Knipe, George Anthony LaSasso, John Theo- 
dore Laury, Oliver Franklin Lenhardt, Ed- 
ward Bernard Levin'.-. Richard George Le- 
vine, Paton Lewis, Robert Anthony Limons, 
Samuel Joseph Macri, John Peter Magagna, 
Vincent John Margiotti, Harry Beresford 

Justin Kevin McCarthy, James Willard 
McGeady, Randolph Bond Mc.vfullen, John 
Michel, Samuel Harold MTissimer, Ronald 
Coniston Mitchell, David Martin Moll, Gil- 
bert Alfred Moyer, Henry Clinton Needles, 
Robert Stanton Nichols, John Curry Nolan, 
Charles Offner, Robert Yellls Ott, . Alfred 
Wells Pettit, Harry Bohlin Ramsey, Joseph 
Rappa, Edwin Nelson Read, Francis Steven- 
son Riley, Charles Harold Roberts, Richard 
Alan Royer, Charles Martin Sandwick, Jr., 
Forrest Grim Schaeffer, Anthony Wayne 
Schwab, Herbert Jay Siegel, Paul Mitchell 
Walter Sterner, Donald Spelr Stewart, Jr., 
Richard Rhode Storrow, Bruce Yale Tapper, 
Stephen Henry Temoshok, Don F. Whittaker, 
Leslie Hunter Whitten, Jr., Douglas Hocker 
Williams, Eugene Griffin Williams, Robert 
Wilson Yates. 



Candidates were presented by 

Dean Carl Elmer Allen 

Bachelor of Science in 
Business Administration: 

David William Alexy, Charles Wesley Al- 
len III, James John Armstrong, Jr., Newell 
Harvey Armstrong, Harry Jack Baker, Rex 
McClain Baker, Jr., TJonald Eugene Barlow. 
Morris Darrel Benson, David Larmer Berry. 
Russell Durell Blank, Henry Carl Bonflg, Jr., 
James Medlar Bridgman, David Edward Bul- 
lard, John William Bussmann, Charles Er- 


For the Eleven Months Ended May 31, 1950 

Life Life Student 

Membership Subscription Grants 
Fund Fund Fund 

Principal, Bal., July 1, 1949 $55,758.12 $ 6,627.71 $25,609.08 


Life Memberships $ 613.00 $ $ 

Life Subscriptions 650.00 

Gifts — Student Grants Fund 12,120.47 

Investment Income 212.50 

Total Additions $ 613.00 $ 650.00 $12,332.97 


Expense — Student Grants Fund $16,294.19 

Principal, Bal., May 31, 1950 $56,371.12 $ 7,277.71 $21,647.86 


May 31, 1950 

Life Membership and Life Subscription Funds 

Cost Per Market 

Face Value Books Value(a) 

U.S. Savings Bonds "G" 2y 2 % '54 $ 100.00 ? 100.00 $ 96.10(b) 

U.S. Savings Bonds "G" 2y 2 % '56 5,000.00 5,000.00 4.760.00(b) 

U.S. Savings Bonds "G" 2 y 2 % '59 4,200.00 4,200.00 4.015.20(b) 

U.S. Savings Bonds "G" 2y 2 % '60 7,400.00 7,400.00 7.237.20(b) 

U.S. Treasury Bonds 2%% 64/69 7,000.00 7,006.25 7,144.16 

U.S. Treasury Bonds 2V 2 % 67/72 34.000.00 34,093.64 34,361.19 

General Public Utilities Corp., Common Stock. . 150 shares 4,732.14 2,428.13 

South Carolina Elec. & Gas Co 15 shares 255.36 140.63 

Total $62,787. 3L9 $60,182.61 

Student Grants Fund 

U.S. Treasury Bonds 2y 2 % 64/69 $11,000.00 $11,035.01 $11,226.53 

U.S. Treasury Bonds 2y 2 % 67/72 6,000.00 6,000.00 6.063.57 

Total $17,000.00 $17,035.01 $17,290.10 

Grand Total $79,822.40 $ 77,472.71 

Note: — (a) Market Value May 31. 1950. 

(b) Redeemable at face value upon maturity only. 


in -hi Buib) ill. rhomn 

Donald Robon Cnmoron, Shorn I fl 

■ i Donald I 
i;..i.. i I v\ llllam 
Courtnoy, John Stone Cnrvoi Dn\ 
Cummlngs, John 

ion. Jack Man In DoCamp, Rich 
ard Bcnedlcl Dickson, John Homor Dolh 
Edward Drake 

Eric Russoll Erik ion. Roborl Bi 
Franklin John Fcgloy, Thomas yulnn Flshor, 
Thoodo >' Pox, 

Jr.. John Ripley Freeman ill. Carl Stephen 
Frensky, Harry Bugom John Jo- 

soph Galvln. Charles Goodman, R< 
/ar,l. John \v,„„i> Graham, Prank B u hman 
Gutshall, John Joseph Habortroh, Kenneth 
Hanklnson, Harold George Honry, Sam Koi 
ton M, ■> until. Edward Edwards Hills, Jerry 
Gordon Hlnor, Philip Chase Howsc, Johi 
ion Humphrey in. John Horberton Ingei 
Carroll Rockefeller Jarden, Jr., William Col- 
onso Jon.'s. Jr., William Michael Knssyskl, 
James Francis Kccgan, Joseph Benedict Kcl- 
lobn Morrison Kolsey, Richard Coons 
Krauss, Francis William Leonard, Jr.. Wll- 
Qcorge Lounia, Donald James Lcvorlch, 
Paul Louis Loawenworter, John Thomas Ly- 
■ land Edward M« ' John An- 

dre* Martin, John Jos, I'll Martin. 

William Martin Miller. Fred Mohl'hanlt . 
Jr. Walter Benson Morton. Jr., Stanley Wil- 
liam Mover. William Charles Murphy. Wil- 
liam Honry Murphy, Jr.. Dominic Navarro, 
Jr.. Rockwell Henry Newman, Jr., Charles 
Alfred Nicholson. Raymond last 0*Kee f e, Jr., 
Robert James Osman, Jr., John Marion Pea- 
body, Matth-w Bernard Peterson, Howard 
Watson Phillips, Jr.. Edward Macrae Pope, 
Frederick Meredith Porter, Donald Quentln 
vnson Edwin Rabenold, Charles Wesley 
Rldlnger III, John David Robinson, Bernard 
Rosen, David McElroy Rust. Murray 
Saltlman, Robert Pierce Sanborn. Jr., Don- 
ald Munro Sanderson. Malcolm Campbell 
Sawhlll, Ferris Murael Saydah. Jr.. Francis 
Paul Seals), Joseph Bernard Schaeffer, Don- 
ald Paul Schlegel, Francis Warren Scebald, 
Richard Edward Smolowe, Robert Norman 
Swanson, John K,lwar,l Swantek, John Ed- 
ward Swaysland, Jr.. Peter Thompson, Wal- 
ter John Tledemann, William Irwin Tracy. 
Karl William Vetter. George Louis Vogt, 
Walter Wallace Warren. Clayton Coppins 
Westland, Robert Arthur Wharry, Robert 
Hayward Wheeler. Douglas Harold Whittak- 
er. Robert Hagedorn Wllhide, Charles Henry 
Rtce Williams. John Edward Williams, Rae 
Robert Williamson. William Kenneth Wil- 
son. Jr.. Ronald Johnson Young, John Fred- 
erick Ziegler. 


Candidates were presented by 
Professor Loyal Vivian Bewley 

Bachelor of Science In 
Chemical EZngrlneerlngtz 

Donald Everett Allan. Cyril Crockett Bald- 
win. Jr.. Jack Robert Baltrus, Robert Ed- 
ward Barry, Norman Adam Barthelson, John 
Carl Bovankovlch. Charles Theodore Dick- 
ert. James Francis Farny. Michael John Fen- 
ol, Louis Joseph Ferrise. George .Nelson 
Finch. David Arthur FornoB, Gerald Fred- 
erick Gilbert. Jr.. Arthur Grundmann. 
Charles "Webster Gunthorpe, Ray Howard 
Hartman. Robert Tyler Hucks, Jr.. Earl Le- 
roy Main. George Henry Morton. Robert El- 
mer Perry. "Warren Henry Philipp, Thomas 
Rickett Pooley. Michael Dean Read. Richard 
Raymond Rohrbach. William Augustus Sie- 
gele. James Andrew Smith. Frederick Henry 
Snyder, George Mark Swartzwelder, Jr., 
Frederick Dreisbach Varker. Emerson Hart 
Virden, Jr.. George Vernon Vosseller, Donald 
John Wain, Richard Stanley Walker, Rich- 
ard Weidman. Joel Henry Weinrott, John 
Wallace Young. 

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry: 

Bruce Burton Burnett, John Coleman Coop- 
er, Richard Clark Hoch. Lewis Kohler Hos- 
feld. Joseph Anthony Kanehann. Andre Beau- 
mont Kerr. William Paul Samuels, Stephen 
Sawruk, Grover Jacob Schrayer, Jr., Charles 
Guth Schwepfinger. 

Bachelor of Science in 
Civil Engineering: 

James Latimer Abbot. Henry Ahrenhold 
III, Willard Binzen. John Henry Bond. Jr., 
John Vanderveer Denise. Edward Fiedler, 
Richard Xickerson Ford, James McClain 
Giazebrook. William Devine Greenough, Fred- 
erick Charles Grell. Harry William Grell. 
Jr., Lee Raymond Hauser. David Arthur 
Horning, Arthur Snyder Jennings. Robert 
Hugh Klucher. Robert Warren Numbers, 
Reuel Ford Pray III. Carl Godfried Reetz. 
Jr.. Martin Edward Trily. John Michael Wes- 
ton, Duncan MacKenzie Wood, Jr. 

Bachelor of Science in 
Electrical Engineering: 

Douglas Strickland Adams. Edward Strate- 
meyer Adams. William Arthur Allgaier, Ray 


or Ford ind Bci gum, Henry 

Sugden Brown, John William Butlor, I 

u llllam Vllon Cm tor, 
kins, i hnrlcs Molllson Closi 
lit. Robcrl Waltor Conrad, Roborl Charles 
Gcorgi Ri Inhold i 
. i \i iinir Dn li bni h, Russell \\ llllam 
i iai Id Joshua Ettolman, Paul Qorald 
i Donald 1 homn i Fonni i . Pns- 
i John Jacob Flanagan. 
Will Foorstoi Roboi ' Edward Qeasoy, 
Gocbel Vi thur Tl as Gor- 
don, John Frank Grnuch III, Paul B, Gudl- 
William George Hartzcll, Richard 
Kohler Hostcld, Edward Royal Hughes, Dan- 
iel Wyei lack on, William Kenneth John ion, 
Charles Andrew Jones, Garvin Lyon Jon-.. 
Harold Kitson. Jr.. Frederick Prank Kluge, 
Paul Milton Kropp, Jr., Henry Austin Krug- 
,r, George James Lambert, Anton Joseph 
Llslcky, Ellery Moore Matthowo. John Wil- 
liam Mat/.. Jr., Wllberl Murdock McCauley, 
Jr.. Norman Raymond Meier, Alberl Traver 
Metcalf, Jr., Edmund Marjan Mlorzwlnskl, 
Charles Bromwel] Mobus, Roberl Franklin 
Moore, Jr., Walter Benson Morton. Jr., Law- 
rence Edward Mulock, Michael John Murray, 
Richard Jason Orlord, Ervln Carl Palasky, 
Fred Panasluk. Jr.. George John Potochney, 
Maurice Sidney Price, Lelper Patterson 
Read, Jr.. William Gottlieb Rltlmanu. Er- 
nesl Stanley SUchter, Morion Wayne Schoen- 
berger, Harold Lee schwartzberg, Roberl 
James Swlck, Clarence John Tabor. Jr., John 
Matthew Tomaslc, Leonard Ewing VanDuyne, 
John Fre, lerlek Walter. Ceorg,- Frederiek 
Wilkinson, Jr.. David Gordon Williams. 

Bachelor of Science in 
Engineering; Physics: 

Richard Charles Allen. Walter Granville 
Chesnut, Carl William Fleischer, Jr.. James 
Shirley Fulleylove, Richard Harry Gelger. 
Paul Gordon Gerhard, Robert Herman. Jul- 
ius Stephen Kovacs. Theodore Joseph Miles, 
Roger Dickson Miller. Claude Walter Nash. 
Albert Dietz Rittmann. Carlyle Jones Rob- 
erts, Jr.. Will Lionel Ronci. Richard Wade 
Stoeltzlng. Roberl George W r heeler. 

Bachelor of Science in 
Industrial Engineering: : 

Andrew George Ahem, Jr., Frank Tray- 
nor Barcley, DeLou Bowers, Robert James 
Campbell. John Millar Carroll. Stephen Al- 
beck Combs. Mario Raphael D'Antonio, Jo- 
seph McClellan Deal, John Carroll Deisher, 
Jr., George William Downs, John Edward 
Egan II. Harold Albert Eisenhauer. Richard 
Clay Emrey, Orville Leland Estler, Harold 
Bentley Fuller, Frederick Meeker Grafton, 
Robert Monroe Hannan, Leon Glover Hoyt, 
Jr.. Henry T. Janssen. David Harry Jubell, 
Robert Fred Kamp, David Kladivko, Edward 
VanOrder Krick. Louis Ernest Krieg, Jr., 
Paul Albert Lentz, Timothy Robert Loizeaux, 
Jr.. Harry Charles Meyerhoff. Edward George 
Mittal, Walter Willis Mock, Jr., Andrew 
King John Morris, Gerald Denis Nepon, Rich- 
ard Ojserkis, John Clayton Olwine, Jr., Har- 
ley Lester Pickens, Charles Francis Pontier, 
Richard Edwin Portz, John Robert Rankin, 
Arthur Samuel Richards, Russell E. Scheir- 
er, Jr., Emil John Schryber. Vito Anthony 
Scriptunas. Owen George Sheriff, Edward 
Daniel Sprang, Robert Martin Sternberger, 
Sixten Curt Swanberg, Robert Earl Weltz. 

IJjiehelor of Science in 
Mechanical Engineering: 

Clifford Scott Airey, W'illiam Westermayr 
Albert. Dexter Farrington Baker. Robert 
Floyd Beegle. Stewart Benjamin Boerner. Jr.. 
Miles Augustus Bowman, Jr., John Robert 
Boyer. Franklin Louis Burton. Thomas Fran- 
cis Carlin. Douglas Leon Carlton, Eric Mintc 
Chemnitius. Eugene Chovanes, George Roger 
Conover, William W r illiams Crehore III, Al- 
bert Bowman Cristy, Philip Ramsay Deemer. 
Jr.. George Nicholas Emmons, Louis Vincent 
Erdle. George Joseph Forensky, Jerome 
Harold Frankle, Jr., Frederick William Fry, 
Charles Geoly, James Butzer Gudikunst, 
David Paul Hartman, Howard Edward Hat- 
tal, Arthur Augustus Heavener, Curtis Fran- 
cis Hoffstetter. Edmund Ross Hogan, Jr., 
Richard Philip Husta, Alan William Johnson. 
Frederick Charles Kalmbach, Donald Lowe 
Keeler. Henry Stewart Kehrli. 

Charles Lyon Kershner, Charles Merrill 
Kline, Stavely Bernett Kober, Oscar Craig 
Kuentz, Stanley Palmer Lawler, Stanton 
Breneraen LeFever, Robert Martin Lewison, 
John Alan MacFadden, A. Norton McKnight, 
Ernest William Mease. Harold R. Meek, Jr., 
Donald Floyd Miller. John Moskowitz, Hugh 
Graham Oldach, James Dominic Oliver, Peter 
Paul Pritulsky, Luther Reber, Thomas Arm- 
strong Ridler, William Jenner Ridler, Law- 
rence Joseph Roseman. Quintus Henry Rot- 
zell. Jr., Harris Stockton Rush. Alexander 
Forbes Smith III. Eugene Robert Springman, 
Carmon John Stellato, Richard Lehman 
Stiles, Norman John Viehmann. William Jo- 
seph Walsh. Richard Mitchell Watts, Charles 
Fairfield Woodbury, Jr., Michael Andrew 

Dnchclor of Science In 
Hctnllurfflcnl Ensrlnecrlnici 

U illlam Carl Beck, Ll tile Paul I' 

Li onnrd I lolby, Jr., u .,-11 Edgar Qackon 

bach Donald VlnCI D1 (inllilal I. John Frank 

lln Q i, nil:., John Di Hufl Gold, Ralph 

Adam Qroonawald, Roberl Er il Halfacrc, 

Edward David Hlnkcl, Jr., William Pullor 
Ho ford, Jr. Frederick Charlos Langonberg, 
Edmund I amui i Rldor, Konncth Owen Rob 
Inson, Gordon Richard on Rubcl, Waltor Rup- 
on Smalley, Fredorlck Bl> Stlllwoll, Gcorgi 
Paul 1 1" il 

Bachelor of Science in 

Mining; Engrlncerlnsci 

Henry William Brandt, Thomas Edward 

Davis, il, 'org, 1 Emery Ertlman, George Wll 

I : . i 1 1 . \l in. I. I Kohi'l'l l.tiugliiuil Sinllh, Mai' 
COlm Trafford Wan,'. Dun, -an MacKcnzIi 
W I. Jr. 

Walter Briggs '83, Wm. II. D. God 

shall '84, Lewis Gruss.irt '86, Alexander 
Bonnot '87, Kenneth Frazicr '87, Charles 
J. Miller '88, Samuel E. Berber '89, Emil 
Diebitsch '89. Clarence Walker '89, 
George H. Tyler '90, Wm. T. Patterson 
'91, Philip G. Eastwick '92. H. Blair Fin- 
ley '92. Cornelius Hawkins '92, Harry J. 
Atticks '93, Walter J. Dech '93. Gustavus 
Gessner '93, John G. Peck '93, Alexander 
F. Brigham '94, Edward A. Millhenny 
'94, Walter C. Swartz '94, Jacob D. Von- 
Maur '94. 

Robert S. Taylor '95, J. F. VanBenthem 
van den Bergh '95, Earle B. Edgcrton '96, 
Adolph Frey '96, Charles H. Morgan '96, 
John S. Wallace '96, Albert A. Finkh '97, 
Walter E. Ruhe '97, Basil Kodjbanoff '98, 
Edward J. Newbaker '98, Robert M. 
Straub '99, G. Herbert Wood '99, Albert 
W. Bayard '00, Russell J. Borhek '00, 
Marshal G. Candee '00, John E. Allen '01, 
James H. Chickcring '01, James C. Ryan 
'01, John F. Symington '01, William L. 
Fleming '02, William L. Heim '02, Wm. 
Penn Slifer '02, Alfred J. Diefenderfer 
03, Archibald E. Olpp '03, Frank J. Bur- 
rows '04, Celso A. Cabal lero '04, James 
A. Flanagan '04, Joseph F. Wagner '04, 
J. Daniel Berg '05, Harry W. Protzeller 
'05, George A. Sisson '05, Clarence B. 
White '05, Benjamin M. Johns '06, New- 
ton G. Smith '06, Bruce M. Swope '07, 
Harvey Bassler '08, Paul A. Fusselman 
'08, Arnold J. Guerber '08. 

George E. Polhemus '08, Stanley A. 
Zweibel '08, William J. Donkel TO, Har- 
old M. Simpson TO, Lewis R. Sturgis TO, 
In Young TO, Herbert T. Quin Tl, Ed- 
ward W. Young Tl, Eugene H. Austin 
'12, Edward J. Burnell 12, Daniel T. 
Jerman '12, Morris D. Douglas '13, Au- 
gust F. Eberly, Jr. '13, William G. Bell, 
Jr. '14. Harold B. Staab T4, Milton W. 
Young T4, Charles M. Shriver '15, Wil- 
liam A. Cannon '16, Morris Greenstein 
T6, George C. Kehrer '17, George B. 
LaPish 19, William A. Kreidler '20, Jo- 
seph H. Pelot '21, George H. Robertson 
21, James C. Thomas '21, Douglas B. 
Hobbs '23. 

Edward M. Sanson '23, John F. 
Sprague, Jr. '23, Claud A. Fegley '24, 
Stanley L. Hauser '24, Wm. T. Coombe 
'27, Russell E. Flynn '28, Jack L. Komin- 
sky '28, Richard Laudenslager '28, Joseph 
R. Sherman '28, Craig L. Wright '28, 
Marcus B. Hemstreet '29, Richard M. 
Kennedy '29, Theodore P. Hindon '31, 
James Truslow Adams '33 (Hon.), Rob- 
ert O. Buck '33, Paul S. Woodring '38, 
Roland Richardson '41 (Hon.), Victor 
W. Fox '45, Leslie H. Neill '46, Peter 
C. Smith '46, John G. Buchanan '49. 

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/// Part Avenue, <.;>■< i nurich, Conn 

Al hist we have had word of our 
Mexican classmate, Guadalupe L>6pez 
de Lara. Theodore Stevens bus for- 
warded to me a letter he had from de 
Lara's daughter, Sister Margarita T. 
Lopez de Lara, and I quote from it: 
' 1 am Mr. Guadalupe Lopez de Lara's 
daughter. Some weeks ago I received 
a letter you wrote to my father. I ap- 
preciated you still remember him, but 
he has passed away since nine years 
ago, on December 20. 1940. 

"Maybe you would like to know 
something about his family. My moth- 
er also passed away on October 2, 19 4 4, 
and his four children are still living, 
two of them got married and two are 
religious. My brother Pablo is a Jesuit 
Father and he is in Montezume Sem- 
inary, New Mexico, and I am a Sister 
Sevant of the Blessed Sacrament." 

A recent letter from James Mill- 
holland indicates that Jim and Elsie 
are fine as to health and spirits, and 
that their interest in Lehigh and par- 
ticularly in 1SS6 is still bright and 

Simon <S: Schuster brought out on 
May 22 a new book by Helen Howe, 
the daughter of our Dr. Mark Howe, 
and the literary departments have been 
carrying generous amounts of ads and 
reviews to bring it into public notice. 
It is called. "The Circle of the Day," 
and is the story of the ten-hour circle 
in the day of a fashionable New York 
matron who suddenly finds that the 
barque of her domestic world has 
sprung a leak and she must now de- 
cide whether to try to patch the leak 
or abandon ship. 

I am sending to James D. Slack, the 
Lehigh University librarian, two old 
books which have been in my posses- 
sion sixty years and more and which 
he has expressed a desire to have for 
the library. The one is a unique old re- 
ligious book. "The New Whole Duty 
of Man." published in London in 1750. 

The other is, "A Treatise on Prac- 
tical Surveying," by Robert Gibson, 
published in Baltimore in ISIS, and is 
a treatise and a textbook on surveying 
and all the mathematics pertaining 

thereto, which was in use a hundred 
and thirty years ago. On the fly leaf of 
this book, written in a bold, John Han- 
cock style, is a deed of transfer which 
is so unique that I quote it in full: 

"Know all Men by these Presents 
that I John Ruddle of Mauch Chunk in 
Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 
for and in consideration of the Sum of 
Eleven dollars to me in hand paid at 
and before the signing hereof the re- 
ceipt hereof I do hereby acknowledge 
have sold unto Jedediah Irish of Lau- 
rel Run in Lausanne Township County 
and State aforesaid this book entitled 
Gibsons Surveying together with a full 
case of Mathematical Instruments. 
Witness my hand this Twentieth day 
of May A.D. 1826. 

(Signed) John Ruddle." 

The Ruddle family has been prom- 
inent in Mauch Chunk for many years 
and at Lehigh University. John Ruddle 
graduated in 1SS3 and George Huddle 
graduated with my class in 1SS6, but 
died early in the year 1S90. 

The grantee of this book, Jedediah 
Irish, was a mining engineer who came 
over from England in the early days 

.Mill « ; i ■ i active in iIh' ' 1 1 • \ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 hi "f 

the anthracite coal regions, Through 
I rlends ami relal Ives of his family he 
set i led in in\ little old home i own in 
spend ins lost remaining days, ami ae 

;i I ii 1 1,, h.i refool ho\ I can still see .led 
Irish, as We called him. with other old 
fellows all wail Ing tor I I ml. sil I inc. 

,,n the benches whittling pine slicks. 

Chewing gobs of plug tobacco and spil- 
ling all Mm juice thai did nol run down 

their chins, playing horse si s and 

telling tall tales bj the hour, 

After his deal h my I'm her bought al 
I he sale nl his g Is his library and 

contents, a unique two-piece affair of 

wild cherry and I rimmed with mahog- 
any. The lop shelves were for books 
and filled with a choice collection of 

old scientific and literary volumes. The 
middle part was a drop leaf desk with 
drawers and pigeon holes, while the 
lower part was a series of drawers for 
clothing. This was my boyhood library, 
desk and bureau, and explains how I 
came with this old book. 

euu *t two 


ISol Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, Pa. 

The Class of '90 had its last formal, 
and its best, reunion. We have never 
missed a five-year reunion. We had a 
50% attendance in the parade on 
Alumni Day: Pratt, Litch, Sherman, 
Thomson, Turner, Neumeyer and Foer- 
ing. Our absent members were: Car- 
denas in Nicaragua. Duerr and Millhol- 
land in California: Spengler, Tonikin- 
son and Metzger too ill: and Schnabel 
present but, in an accident to Foering's 
car Friday night, was injured, so he 
had to be at St. Luke's. We missed him 
very much. 

Leading '90 in the parade were two 
grandsons of Sherman, and a grandson 
and granddaughter of Foering. We all 

Sixty years out. 1890' 's "last formal, and best, reunion 

JULY, 1 9 5 O 


felt we had made a wonderful showing 
for a class 6 years out of college and 
should have had at least honorable 
mention for the Cup. 

When we entered college in 18 SG 
Lehigh had 321 students, today 2661; 
a teaching staff of 28, now 3 25; 210 
graduates, now 12,5 50. There were no 
dormitories except Christmas Hall, 
rooming three or four students; Pack- 
er Hall, Library, Chemical Laboratory, 
Gymnasium (now the dining hall), and 
Christmas and Saucon Halls. How dear 
old Lehigh has grown! 1S90 has done 
what it could to help. 


399 McClellan Dr., Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 

Famariss and Forstall were the only 
'91ers at the alumni gatherings. They 
sat at the 50-Plus table on Friday night 
and in the class of '9 6 Room at the 
Hotel on Saturday evening. J. Z. Mil- 
ler was kept away by a Rotary Con- 
vention. You who did not come missed 
a pleasant day on our beautiful cam- 
pus and some wonderful opportunities 
to see again the friends of your college 
days. 1S90 turned out eight men, most 
remarkable for a 6 0th reunion. Your 
correspondent salutes them and in- 
vites '91 to imitate next year. 

Rench writes that he has received a 
copy of the Japanese translation of his 
Roadway and Track. The text is entire, 
the index in both languages, the book 
well bound and printed. Probably, 
with our Reunion Cup, another "first" 
for '91. ,What other class can claim a 
member whose writings have been 
published in Japanese? The book 
should finally rest in the University 

1895 won our Cup. 1S90 probably 
should have won it if some members 
had remembered to register! Next 
year's reunion classes take notice! 

In the October issue there will be 
some interesting facts about the Cup 
winners to date. 


Wahkonsa Hotel, Fort Dodge, Iowa 

I was agreeably surprised, in a Ro- 
tary meeting last month, to listen to a 
story by a high school teacher who had 
as her subject a report on the activi- 
ties and success of the Co-op method 
of teaching in Port Dodge schools. As 
she outlined the plan of the alternate 
periods of actual work in the business, 
selected by the student and school 
authorities, and those of study, in the 
school, bearing on the problems of the 
business in which the student was 
working, it brought vividly to my mind 
the results of the thinking, the deci- 
sion and the effects of that decision, by 
the member of our class who first put 
that plan of education into being. Her- 
man Schneider '94. Listening to the 
teacher tell the story brought to my 

Before the Vermillion. Yank Townsend, grandson, E. A. Houston 

mind the old familiar illustration of 
the effect of dropping a stone into a 
pool of water with the ever widening 
circle of waves carrying the result of 
that action to places never thought of 
or planned for in the original effort. 

Of course I was pleased by the talk 
and naturally, like the man who was 
proud to shake the hand that had shak- 
en the hand of John L. Sullivan, told 
everyone I could buttonhole and get 
to listen that I was a classmate of 
Herman Schneider. How we like to 
bask in the sunshine of someone else's 
glory. Well, Herman has left his mark 
very distinctly in the world of applied 

Just to show you that I am not the 
only one who runs into something un- 
expected I will quote from a letter 
from Shep Shepherd: "Recently while 
on a short visit with my daughter and 
son-in-law at the little county seat of 
Tunkhannock, Pa., on the Susquehan- 
na River, I ran into something that 
took me back to Lehigh in a most un- 
expected manner. Stepping into the 
little Hotel Prince I saw in the lobby 
a large oil painting. It was attractive 
and carried a price tag. Noticing five 
or six others I saw a card attached to 
one. On reading it I found that all the 
paintings were the work of Robert 
Carlyle Barritt, Instructor in Paint- 
ing, Lehigh University. Shades of Pop- 
py Doo, Snoddy Lambert, et al." 

Of course Shep was surprised and 
his letter leaves no doubt of that fact. 
He further says and I again quote: "As 
an oldtimer who knew Lehigh as a 
place where frills were unknown and 
where elbow grease was the only path 
to erudition, I lift my hat to the fellow 
who could have sold these new ideas 
to the faculty guiding the destinies of 
Asa Packer's hoys of the lS90's." 

Well Shep, doggone it, do you sup- 
pose that for some reason unknown to 

us we are growing old and joining the 
"Old Fogy Class?" Gosh! I hope not 
for I feel that we are still thinking 
more of the future than the past, and 
are willing to accept the new thoughts 
that were foreign to us in the nineties 
— even pensions and social security. 

It was fine to have that letter from 
Shep and I would appreciate more from 
you fellows who are still active on this 
oblate spheroid of ours. Get out your 
pens or sharpen up your pencils and 


J/05 Teviple St., New Haven, Conn. 

During my campaign as class agent, 
"Bones" Castleman asked me if I would 
be guest correspondent for the column 
in this issue of the Bulletin. So I am 
pinch-hitting for "Bones," but unfor- 
tunately I struck out. I don't know if 
it was the Friday eating and drinking, 
lack of sleep, too big a breakfast Sat- 
urday morning or the socks that Benny 
Loeb made for the class. Anyway, as 
I was about to give a pair of socks to 
Rollin Bastress, I saw vermillion and 
passed out. The next thing that I re- 
member was being transported to St. 
Luke's Hospital. Very much under pro- 
test I was put to bed, but now, after 
four days at St. Luke's, I don't regret 
the time spent there with all the at- 
tractive nurses and the alcohol rubs. 
(Oh, boy, it's alcohol externally for me 
from now on.) I can recommend St. 
Luke's — a swell place. I began to be- 
lieve that the damsels thought I was 
Bob Hope or "Bones" Castleman by 
the attention I received. So much for 
your class agent. It was a hell-uv-a Re- 
union as far as I am concerned, es- 
pecially after joshing some of the fel- 
lows for their inability to "take it." 
As to the real Class Reunion, I have 



to rel) on "Bones" and Benny Loeb'a 
report that thej gave Sundaj when 
mi.- to \ Isll me .11 i he Hospital. 
They s:ii<l ii was i In. best e\ er 

in id., parade, '96 was the "Cyno 
sun." of all eyes. My son and grandson 
carried the banner We won the cup 

i..r i.. .si percentage of payment or class 
clio^ and best percentage ol class at- 
tendance at the Reunion according to 
the number registered So, «■• "done 
ourselves proud 

Tin- fellows in the parade were 
Bastrcss, Bartholomew, Brown* Eden, 

Castleman, l b, Lovering, Houston, 

ivappella, Rights, McKenzie, Philips, 
Siegel ami White, it' I had been in the 
parade, I would have been correct in 
my prophecj of l :. men at the Re- 

ll was a beautiful day and with the 
hands and the classes strutting their 
best it was undoubtedly an inspiring 
■i in. ession to the athletic Held, where 
the awards were made. Then there was 
the dedication of the new gymnasium 
and in the evening the dinner at the 
Hotel Bethlehem in the University 

With our class and the 50-Plus men. 
there were over fifty present. All hut 
Bartholomew, Kappella and Eden of 
our class attended the dinner, which 
was a huge success — it becomes more 
so every year and next year will out- 
trow the University Room. I believe 
"Bones" Castleman represented the 
class agent in a speech with his usual 
oratorical eloquence. So. all in all. it 
was the best Reunion we have ever 
had. I hope to really enjoy the next 
one in an upright position and full of 
pep — just as I am now. 

I have turned over to the Lehigh 
Alumni Fund $50.00 from our class 
treasury. Regards to all. 

P.S. Don't get the impression that I 
was in the alcoholic ward at the Hos- 
pital. I wasn't. I had a private room 
and had only a slight case of exhaus- 
tion, which could happen to anyone. 

<*&** ^ tZ97 


Coopersburg, Pa. 

I received a card from John Shep- 
pard, staying for a week or so at 
Charleston at the beach. He had stop- 
ped to see Schwecke, '98, who lives in 
Charleston, retired. He sent me a rath- 
er unusual card. It shows two streets, 
crossing at right angle, called the cor- 
ner of four laws: a church on one cor- 
ner, called the law of God; a post 
office on another corner, called the 
Federal law; a county courthouse on 
the third, called State law, and the 
city hall on the fourth corner, called 
City law. Some of you, familiar with 
Charleston, perhaps know all about 
this, but untraveled as I am it is en- 
tirely new to me. 

I also have a nice letter from Hookie 
Baldwin, at Schenectady. It was writ- 

ten in March, but ho says thai the 

snow has almoi I one and he will soon 
go out riding, He says thai he will be 

only :.'■ in' .i \..\ ember I te is. i here 

lore, only one of those kids I enjoj 

discussing, ai on.' i inic. ?:, was con 
Idered a ripe old a ;e. How times have 
i ed Hookie says thai Buck Ayers, 
'96, has caught a lisli 6 II. ii in. long, 

and wants to Know if i have can. 'hi 
any in Florida, w here Buck and I hoi h 
hang out in winter, though leagues 
apart. I am located not near the water, 

Inn 1 look up and down the slreel 
every morning and never see any fish 
l hat hie, coming along. 

I also have a letter from Nachod, 
who lolls an anecdote about Yates. 
N'achod says that in a class on dynamo 
design. Professor Maefarlane asked 
Teece a question on the subject, which 
Teece apparently did not hear, and he 
replied. "On account of the magnetic 
inertia embedded in the slots." Nachod 
says that it is strange he should re- 
member those words of more than fifty 
years ago, as they made no sense what- 
ever, while the class laughed Teece 
down. The net result appeared to be 
only that much more worry for Pro- 
fessor Maefarlane. who took it all very 

There were exactly three '97 men at 
the reunion. They were Hale, Penning- 
ton and Yates. We had an even 5 at 
the B.E.Y. Club dinner. 1895 took its 
5 5th anniversary dinner with us. Yank 
Towiisond was the class agent who 
manipulated affairs for '9 5. and did 
a fine job. We'll have to admit that 
'95 displayed very fine table manners 
and behaved in a gentlemanly way 

I attended my first commencement 
in 5 3 years, and certainly was impress- 
ed by the difference between this one 
and our own. There were 514 in the 
graduating class this year and only 131 
in our own class. I remember very lit- 
tle of our own graduation. I know that 
I got a diploma — I remember that — 
and am reminded of how little I de- 
served it as it looks down upon me 
from the wall of my room. Yet we were 
quite sure that we had the world by 
the tail, just as the boys feel today — 
until they look for a job. There was no 
placement bureau to help us in those 
days, and I felt that I certainly had 
the world by the tail when I started to 
work at $2.65 per week. College boys 
in our day were not wanted. I rented 
my cap and gown for $1.25. I don't 
know where I got the one twenty five. 
Perhaps some of you bought your own 
outright. If you did you were more 
lavish with your pennies than I could 

eCeu* *i ?X9X 


30 Wall Street, Bethlehem, Pa. 

W. S. Ayars, '9 6, in his May class 
letter, refers to the Bach festival held 
annually in the Packer Memorial Chap- 
el and to his long friendship with Dr. 

.1 Fred \\ olle. I he organizer of I he 

Bach Choir and Its leader and conduc 

tor for many years. This year's festival 
was held on May I 9 and 20 and was 

1 1 1 1 1 . . i ■ ■ 1 1 i . ii v i , i . •> 1 1 a 1 1 d " , Ince there 
Is such a demand (or tickets of admia 


Our class lias a direct represent a 
lion in the Bach Choir Howard W'ieg- 
ncr, 'lis, is a charter member ami has 
I. .'en sinking wil h t he Choir for 5 I 
years and hopes to continue for many 
years in the future. I wish all of you 
could attend one of the Festivals. They 
are really wonderful and all hough I'm 
very short hair in my musical lastes, 
Bach gives me a great lift. To para 
phrase a well known slogan— "It sal 

Getting on with the news. Percy 
Reed sent me a postal card saying that 
he will again spend the summer on 
Cape Cod, returning to Lake Worth, 
Fla., late in September. His present 
address is Mayflower Heights, Prov- 
incetown, Mass. 

Daggett sent me a postal card dated 
May 10, saying that the weather in El- 
mira had been bad and that he had 
been struggling with a severe cold and 
at the time had no thoughts of fishing. 
He expected a call from Davey Child* 
on May 2 5 when he passed through El- 
mira on his way to Buffalo, N. Y. 

Cy Roper on May 8 wrote that he 
had no news of interest. Also said, 
"We are having the most glorious 
weather, you know, the kind that gives 
you the Spring Fever." We could have 
used a lot of that glorious weather in 
Bethlehem, since even now, June 19, 
we have had very little warm weather 
— in fact, most of the weather has been 
vile or worse. 

Our Dominie, The Reverend Martin 
Stockett, wrote that he had been very 
busy during Lent and the Easter sea- 
son as assistant to a parish in the sub- 
urbs, working as much as his physical 
condition permitted. I did not know 
that he had again been seriously ill, 
but a severe attack of heart trouble 
last January has left him in such a 
condition that he probably will not be 
able to spend the summer at his camp 
in Maine. He sends his best regards to 
all of us and regrets that he did not 
feel able to join the 50-plus crowd in 

An interesting letter from Frank 
Kneas arrived too late for mention in 
the June class letter. Here are some 
extracts — "As for me, I still enjoy ac- 
tive practice in the engineering taught 
at Lehigh. Last year I was granted 
Patent 2477256 on Cantilever System 
of Floor Framing, which has been used 
on a score of buildings to date and is 
being still further developed. Have a 
small group of assistants, including 
one from Lehigh. Please extend my 
cordial greetings to our classmates." 

Some weeks ago I was pleasantly 
surprised by a telephone call from 
Frank, who was passing thru Bethle- 
hem and called me from the local bus 
station. During our conversation I re- 

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Golden annivprsary class honored at alumni banquet 

terred in his having presented several 
hundred books to the Lehigh Univer- 
sity library in the last two years and 
lie told me that the cost was $1000 or 
more. The books were selected by Pro- 
fessor Sherman and Chaplain Bean, 
and he hoped that they would be of as- 
sistance in improving religious life at 
Lehigh. Frank said that Paul Starkey's 
gifts to Lehigh for the furtherance of 
religious education were the inspira- 
tion for these gifts of books. 

W. C. Hare wrote that he has be- 
come adjusted to the change from west 
to east and that the winter had passed 
without his having had any colds. He 
thought he might come to Bethlehem 
for Alumni Day. but as things turned 
out. he was not present. In fact, I was 
the only representative of our class at 
the alumni dinner Friday evening and 
at the luncheon on Saturday. Jack 
Gass, who has been a regular atten- 
dant at the alumni weekend for many 
years, was among the missing, as were 
Herbie Hess and Howard Wiegner. 

At the Friday evening dinner I was 
seated beside Ford Carman, '99. with 
George Home, also '9 9. alongside Car- 
man. It was very pleasant to be with 
men of about the same age and period 
at Lehigh and I enjoyed their company 
very much. 

My wife went with me to the lunch- 
eon on Saturday and we enjoyed meet- 
ing many of the oldtimers. also the 
younger men who come back year after 
year for this day. 

The weather on Alumni Day was 
fine, in contrast to the downpour which 
drenched the paraders last year, and 
the reunion classes made a fine show- 

Since the July Bulletin will give a 
full report of all that took place. I'll 
not waste space or time trying to give 
an account of all that went on. 

At this time I still have a few let- 
ters to answer but by the time you read 
this I hope to have cleared up all back 

So with best wishes to all of you, 
and a vacation from writing a class 
letter for several months. I joyfully 
close up shop. 

0Uu4 o£ J900 

Only seven of the 2 6 living members 
of our Class were able to return for 
our golden reunion anniversary, but 
we more than made up in spirit what 
we lacked in numbers. One of the first 
to arrive Friday afternoon was Mike 
Honan, who seldom misses a reunion 
if he is in the vicinity of South Moun- 

Mike joined the rest of our class- 
mates at the Association's dinner Fri- 
day night in Grace Hall where we had 
the place of honor, and were intro- 
duced to all assembled alumni by the 
toastmaster. Saturday a few of us tour- 
ed the campus and relived again the 
old familiar scenes. Although Lehigh 
has changed a great deal since our un- 
dergraduate days, the old nostalgia 
was still there. 

Saturday afternoon after the alumni 
luncheon we formed for the parade and 
marched to Taylor stadium where we 
saw the Class of 1895 win the reunion 
trophy for having the largest percent- 
age registered. Later in the afternoon, 
after a brief rest, we reassembled at 
the Hotel Bethlehem for our reunion 
dinner. Naturally, the talk revolved 
around our absent classmates, those 
who have gone, and those who could 
not get back. It was an interesting eve- 
ning, and one which we will remember 
for a long time. 

Those who participated in activity 
during the week included Mike Honan, 

John Lelbflied, Fred GrolV (whose son 
was celebrating his L 5th reunion), Ken 
McComas, \l Hollingsworth, Mm Bick- 
er t, ami John Van Duyne. Now thai 
our fiftieth is over we are looking tor- 
is ani in art ive mi'in bersh I p in i he Pit 
t\ Plus Club, Next year we hope more 

nl J mi ran gel hack. 

<^*<M */ 9901 


i in Wr.nU ii si . Bethlehem. Pa 

The history of 8 Lehigh class is writ- 
ten more clearly in the hearts of iis 

members than in formal records, anil 
nothing reduced lo writing can ever 
convey the full warmth and affection 
of 'im for our one-time classmate 

James Hamilton < hickcHnj;, who pass- 
ed away May 6, 1950, at his home in 
Oil City, Pa. 

Just recently I received a wonderful 
letter from his son Kenton, '28, Who 
had attended some of our reunions 
with his late father, and I am going to 
quote from it in part: "With the ar- 
rival of each issue of the Alumni Bul- 
letin it has become my custom to turn 
to the page with your column of news 
about the class of '01 . . . He was very 
proud of it and had a sincere affection 
for his fellow classmates. From the 
time I was a small boy I've heard dad 
tell about his never to be forgotten as- 
sociations at Lehigh with Cad Evans, 
Tom Girdler, Slim Wilson, Blondie 
Donaldson and yourself, as well as nu- 
merous others of his class. During my 
four years at Lehigh it was my pleas- 
ure to meet many of you. In 1926, 
along with Chuck Barba and a few 
others. I marched in the Alumni Day 
parade as one of the sons of 1901. In 
recent years your column has more 
and more frequently told of the pass- 
ing of another classmate. Those an- 
nouncements have always borne news 
I regretted to hear. The names were of 
men I felt I knew, even though several 
I had never actually met in person. 
They were men I respected — they were 
dad's friends and classmates. In read- 
ing of these men I came to dread some- 
what the day I would read the name of 
my own dad — I just hoped that day 
would be a long way off. But now, Mr. 
Harleman, you'll have to add his name 
to the list — dad passed away on May 
6. Enclosed is an article from the May 
6 issue of the Oil City Derrick and an 
editorial from the May 8 issue of the 
same newspaper. There is not much I 
can add except to say that dad was 
spared prolonged suffering — he just 
slept peacefully away. God was merci- 
ful and we were thankful." 

The foregoing is really the finest 
letter it has been our good fortune to 
receive in many years and I am sure 
that Chick's classmates will be as glad 
to read it as I was to receive it. For 
more than 3 years prior to his retire- 
ment in 1930 Chick served in an of- 
ficial capacity with Oil Well Supply 
Co., Oil City, Pa. He was one of the 
most active and prominent members 

JULY, 1 9 5 O 


of the Masonic fraternity in north- 
western Pennsylvania, and in 1929, 
19 30 and 1931 served as grand com- 
mander of the Grand Commandery. 
Knights Templar of Pennsylvania. He 
was a devout member of Christ Epis- 
copal Church in Oil City, served as ves- 
tryman and senior warden of the par- 
ish, and was a member of the execu- 
tive council of the Erie diocese. He 
served his community well and gave 
unsparingly of his time and energy for 
civic betterment. He was particularly 
active in the work of the Oil City hos- 
pital and at one time was president of 
the hospital board. A man of the high- 
est integrity and character, his life 
and actions were ever an example of 
worthy and righteous living. He is sur- 
vived by his wife and four children — 
Kenton, '28, of Dallas, Tex.; Mrs. C. F. 
Bucks, Jr., Washington, D. C; Edwin 
S., '35, Maxwell Airforce Base, Ala., 
and James H. Jr., Baltimore, Md. 

He was a member of Chi Psi frater- 
nity and a track devotee. A grand fel- 
low, his classmates will surely miss 
him. To his bereaved family we extend 
our sincerest sympathy. 

Our class was pretty well represent- 
ed at the Alumni Reunion June 16-17. 
We had the pleasure of visiting with 
"Prex" Girdler, Cad Evans, Herb 
Stauffer and Charlie McGonigle. The 
latter received one of the Alumni As- 
sociation's Special Awards for his long- 
time interest in and support of Lehigh. 
Plans for our fiftieth reunion in June 
1951 were discussed and you will hear 
more about them in the fall. At the re- 
union we are going to deliver our Yen 
loving cup to the class of '51 and ask 
their president to see that the cup is 
transferred to 20 01 when '51 has its 
50th reunion. I am sure Pop Penninj;- 
ton of '9 7 cannot think up a better plan 
than that to keep his class before the 
alumni 5 years hence. 

gUte 04 1904 


1028 West Market St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

When June 1.6 rolled around this 
year and the trek to Bethlehem began, 
it was surprising to note how the class 
of 1904 had fallen so low. 

Of course there had been little or no 
effort made to arouse the old folks, 
except by one Charles Lueders, M.D., 
of Philadelphia, who returned and 
brought his quota with him. After all, 
it is difficult for me to determine whe- 
ther or not we, who did attend, were 
pleased or disappointed as we sat down 
to a banquet at the Bethlehem Steel 
Club in Hellertown, the reason being 
that had there been more in atten- 
dance the ration of champagne would 
have been lessened in proportion. 

The basis for this extravagance re- 
sulted from an anonymous check sent 
by a generous classman who rarely 
forgets but was unable to be present 
on account of illness in his family. A 
rousing toast to him was in order, es- 

pecially at the height of the festivi- 
ties, while a roast was tendered to 
those living in the immediate vicinity 
of Bethlehem who, like those described 
by St. Luke in "The parable of a great 
supper" for various reasons (though 
somewhat more modern) pled, "I pray 
hold me excused," which of course we 
were quite willing to do. 

Lester Bernstein of Los Angeles, 
Charles Lueders and Stone Edelen of 
Philadelphia, Clint Bloss and Mike 
Jones of Allentown, were on hand with 
the writer and the party became quite 

Presiding Officer Frank Sinn was 
here for the alumni dinner on Friday 
night to receive the Special Award of 
the Alumni Association but was forced 
to return home immediately afterward. 

A card was received from Warren 
C. MacFarlane who is in Italy, and also 
one from Bill Cram, who is sojourning 
in Switzerland. 

A note from Paul H. Herman, 109 
Raleigh Dr., Virginia Beach, Va., who 
states a sensation of rejuvenation re- 
turned when he read that "Didn't We 
Ramble" song about the Lehigh foot- 
ball team of 1902 in the Bulletin. He 
also described a get-together of him- 
self and General Phil Torrey, also on 
that team, at which they had great 
fun discussing the Lafayette and Navy 
games of 19 2. 

Am glad that through the efforts of 
Whit Tnnstall, '03, we were success- 
ful in uncovering the whereabouts of 
Paul, and come our next reunion we 
hope to have this trusty end join the 

Ever faithful Tom Kelly, of 317 W. 
Prospect St., Seattle, Wash., sent his 
heartfelt good wishes and a handclasp 
to those returning to our 46th. Of 
course we all missed Tom, but he was 
remembered in the remarks by all who 
partook of the contents of the goblets. 

After a final visit to the Saucon Val- 
ley Country Club for a look at some ol 
the reunion classes, the party disband- 
ed, all content that they had enjoyed 
the weekend to the utmost. 

et«4* °4 1905 


1S22 Myrtle Bt., Hcranton, Pa. 

It will he interesting to those of you 
who did not attend the reunion party 
to know that it was a distinct success 
- around thirty men were present. 
Pop Klein received the medal for com- 
ing the greatest distance — he lives in 
California. We just missed getting the 
cup for the greatest percentage of the 
official class list in attendance. 

The class was honored when, at the 
alumni dinner Friday night. Mike 
Kuryla received a citation from the 
Alumni Association for having made 
noteworthy contributions toward the 
welfare of the University. Yes, 1905 
ranks high in post-graduate honors; 
three of our men have been granted 
honorary degrees, and now Mike gets 
a citation for distinguished service. 

Many favorable comments were 
made by oldtimers regarding the fine 
showing we made in the alumni pa- 
rade. We got ready for it in Dutchy 
Ringer's classroom and you can imag- 
ine what we were thinking about while 
there. Each parader carried a brown 
and white umbrella on which was pin- 
ned a small 19 05 banner. 

After the parade we went to the 
home of Bill Estes in Saucon Valley, 
where a snack was served by the ever 
gracious and charming Mrs. Estes. 
Here Nick Funk took some pictures, 
some men bowled, and others just sat 

The festivities were closed at a din- 
ner in the Saucon Valley Country Club, 
w hen each man told about himself and 

Dinner at Saucon Valley ended festivities for 1905 



/ en returned for an 08 off-year gathering 

his family. You know, it is remarkable 
to hear of how many men in the class 
have retired and how many expect to 
retire daring the next couple of years. 

The committee on arrangements 
lakes this opportunity to thank those 
men who attended the party. Bill Estes 
and Nick Funk were complimented 
highly by those present for the great 
work they did in connection with the 
affair. Henry Clay, as usual, collected 
the dues. 

A tine and glorious time was had by 
all and the party broke up with the 
hope that in 1955 a bigger and better 
reunion will eventuate. 

gUt* o£ 7907 


7 Brookside Ave., Greenfield, Mass. 

Pete Mayer, in retirement, spent 
about six months in blissful Florida. 
Daytona Beach. He was there from 
September 15. 1949 to late March of 
this year. Daytona has been his cool 
weather haunt for several years. 

George K. Herzog writes that for 
about a year he has been pretty much 
under the weather. Here*s hoping, 
Kurt, that your "comeback" will be 
in super shape for the 1952 reunion. 

Web (W'.B.) Topping is general 
manager of Bethlehem Steel Co., wes- 
tern sales, with offices in the General 
Motors Bldg. in Detroit. He also re- 
sides in Detroit. 

Charles Dorrance is president of the 
West Virginia Coal & Coke Co.. with 
office in the Atlas Bank Bldg.. Cin- 
cinnati. Ohio. 

E. F. Gobi Is vice president of the 
Bethlehem Pacific Coast Steel Corp.. 
and is in charge of the fabricating 
shops on the west coast. The word 
comes that he is "alive, well, and in 
good shape." The address: Bethlehem 
Pacific Coast Steel Corp., P. O. Box 
3 4 94, Rincon Annex Station. San Fran- 
cisco 19, Calif. 

In the April issue of the Bulletin I 

reported the names of eleven '0 7 men 
listed in the 1947 issue of the Lehigh 
Alumni Directory with no addresses, 
fellows that I do not have on my cor- 
respondence list. I asked for informa- 
tion about them and in response re- 
ceived word about E. h. Pattison. In 
the hope that some of you may know 
the whereabouts of one or more of the 
other ten men I'm repeating the list: 
Joseph Sandorf, Frederick Hurst, Rev- 
erdy Jones, C. T. Kriebel, Alfred Law- 
son, Levin A. Moore, Elmer Shaffer, 
Hush Steele, Randolph Yossberg and 
Joseph Waddill. If anyone has infor- 
mation, please pass it on to me. 

Just before mailing copy, I received 
a note from Doc Carlock telling about 
the Alumni Award given him at the 
Friday night alumni banquet at Beth- 
lehem. There were seven Alumni 
Awards in all and in all probability 
there will be a write-up about them 
and their recipients in the main part 
of the Bulletin. 

Congratulations, Doc! upon this 
high honor in recognition of your years 
of distinguished personal achievement 
and of outstanding service to Lehigh. 

^^44 o/ ?90X 


S.' t 21 Northampton St., N. W. 
Washington 15, D. C. 

An unhappy combination of circum- 
stances kept your correspondent from 
attending the alumni gathering, but 
Mac has sent some details of 19 08's 
part in it. Ten in all were back — Baer, 
Brothers, Daubenspeck, Donegan, Fair, 
Hollister, Kraemer, McCann, Schafer, 
and Spaeth. The Saturday night dinner 
was at the Olde Mill. Centre Valley, 
and was most successful. Mac did not 
report whether Jim Fair had his two- 
gun bandit with him. The picture 
shows all present except Donegan. 

Mac took the trouble to figure out 
the total round-trip mileage of those 
who came back, and including Kraem- 
er's flight from Atlanta the total came 

in a trifle over 8200 miles, which 

Shows that they really wanted I" be 
nti hand. All regretted that Jim Bay- 
less, ulin has heen sn \ er\ tail hl'ul in 

his attendance al ail al nl gather 

inns, was unable In lie there I'nr rea 

sons nf heall h. 

Beyond the facl that '08's Quota in 

I he Alumni Fund was $22on. I have 

i"' lien ul' h,,\\ ih nl' I his sum was 

1 in I'd. hul there will doubtless he in 

format! Isewhere in this issue. With 

one exception, our class had the high- 
■ 1 quota of any prior to 1 923. 

Clarence Stein has been restored to 
the active list of the class. Mis address 
is nil E. Diamond St., Butler, Pa., 
and he is engaged in the real estate 
and Insurance business. 

Morsack's new home address is 215 
Longwood Ave., Chatham. N. .1. 

Harvey liasslcr was killed in an au- 
tomobile accident on .March 14 while 
driving with Dr. Rudolph Hommel, 
who also died a few days later from in- 
juries. Bassler probably had more de- 
grees than any other member of the 
class, beginning with B.E. from Al- 
bright in 1903, E.M. in 1908, M.S. 
from Albright in 1909, Ph.D. from 
Hopkins in 1913, and ending with 
D.Sc. from Lehigh in 1945. He had re- 
tired some time ago from his long ca- 
reer with the American Museum of 
Natural History in New York. He was 
one of the brightest and hardest work- 
ing members of the class in undergrad- 
uate days. While he had not actively 
participated in class reunions or sim- 
ilar matters, he had recently assured 
Daubenspeck that he hoped to come 
back for some future reunion. It is 
understood that he planned to leave 
his valuable library to the University. 

glcut o£ ?9?0 


Franklin and Marshall College 
Lancaster, Pa. 

At this writing the fortieth reunion 
of the class of 1910 is history. We had 
a most enjoyable time. Despite the fact 
that we did not get the flag for the 
class having the largest attendance, we 
outdistanced the class receiving it by 
at least ten percent. The unfortunate 
part about this is that in order to get 
credit, registration, according to the 
rules of the Alumni Association, must 
be in the hands of the registration 
committee by 1:00 P.M. Saturday. 
Fourteen members of our class, who 
were there at that time, failed to regis- 
er. According to the Alumni Associa- 
tion annual business meeting report, 
date June 17, the class of 1910 has 86 
members. To this, of course, must be 
added a number of names of members 
of our class who were at Lehigh for at 
least one year. That would bring the 
total up to about 110. The total num- 
ber of members of the class who at- 
tended the banquet at the Saucon Val- 
ley Country Club was 49. or 57%; 
while 49 out of 110 represents 44.5 

JULY, 1 9 5 O 


percent. Both of these percentages are 
above the thirty-nine percent of the 
class of 189 5. From the above in- 
formation it behooves us, when we re- 
turn for our 45th reunion, to get the 
registration cards turned in on time. 
We will see in another section of the 
Bulletin that Dr. Grace and Dr. Whit- 
aker both reported on the state of the 
college at the banquet on Friday eve- 
ning. Many members of the class of 
1910 were greatly pleased with this 
innovation. We hope this will be con- 

There were present at the dinner on 
Friday evening 2 8 members of our 
class; at the alumni luncheon 51 mem- 
bers; and at the reunion banquet at 
the Saucon Valley Country Club 49 

Your correspondent wishes to ex- 
press his appreciation for the untiring 
efforts of George F. R. Bahnson ("Pet- 
er" to those of us who know him very 
well) and his local committee for a 
bang-up good job. Not only did they 
make excellent arrangements for our 
activities, and for a very pleasant din- 
ner for the ladies at Hotel Bethlehem 
on Saturday evening, but also financed 
the reunion in such a way that it was 
possible to present a nice check to the 
Alumni Fund. 

Our thanks go to Sammy Croll, Car- 
vill Gorman, Harvey Pierce, Ray Stritz- 
inger and Bob Swope for a pleasant 
social hour before the Saturday eve- 
ning dinner. 

The class picture was taken on the 
steps of the library, and all members 
present are going to receive copies of 
this work of art, which appears on 
this page. 

We were supplied with a great many 
address changes, and early in the fall 
there will be a completely revised list 
of members of the great class of 1910. 
The new list, when completed, will 
show the addresses of Charley Shaff- 
ner, Bill Landis, Spencer Shaffer, Tom 
Rees, Syd Peverley, Jim Kalbach, and 
Charlie Dunn. 

We regretfully report the- death of 
L. L. Ditmars as of February 24, 19 50. 
William Donkel, Harold Simpson, Lou- 
is Sturgis and In Young also died this 

We missed Myrl Jacobs, Caleb Kenny 
and Charlie Gosztonyi at this reunion, 
but their past interest and activity in 
the class has been so instilled in all of 
us that their presence will be forever 

The following members were in at- 
tendance during the parade: Bahnson, 
Bingham, Bright, Bryant, Crocker, 
Croll, Dailey, N. M. Downs, Eder, 
Floyd, Fry, Gilmore, Gorman, Heard, 
Heilman, Houck, Kalbach, Kemmer, 
Killough, Koplin, Lantz, Lawrence, 
Lawson, Levan, Mathews, More, Page, 
Pearsall, Peters, Petty, Peverley, 
Pierce, Poole, Rees, Rhodes, Sasscer, 
Shinier, Stubbs, Street, Stritzinger, 
Swope, Thayer, Tresler, Van Blarcom, 
Waltz, Wiley, H. Zane. 

Fifty-one members of 1910 present at Saturday luncheon 

A nice letter from S. P. Hess arrived 
recently, in which he states in part: 

"I finally landed in sales, like many 
other mechanical engineers. Have been 
associated with the Detroit Steel Prod- 
ucts Co., Detroit, Mich., since 1912; 
sales manager, Spring Division since 

"I was in hopes one of my two sons, 
now married, would turn mechanical 
and enter Lehigh. However, Samuel 
chose Amherst as his Alma Mater; 
Robert chose Denison while Mary fav- 
ored Syracuse, and they are very hap- 
py over their respective selections. 

"I get to see our classmate, C. G. 
Heilman. regularly. He is in the heat- 
treat business here. 

"Enjoy reading your 1910 column 
in the Bulletin, thus keeping in touch 
with other members of our class." 

We regret to report that on June 21, 
19 50, just four days after our 40th 
reunion, Edward J. Dailey died of a 
heart attack. In a short note from Jake 
Bright to me, dated the day after Ed's 
death, he wrote, "It was good to have 
seen him, and for all of us it may be 
later than we think." 


!,1 N. 5th Street, Allentown, Pa. 

We congratulate the class of 1914 
on having almost one-third of the 
members back for an off-year reunion 
that we have for a five-year reunion. 
We have not consulted the alumni of- 
fice records, but we make a guess that 
this is at least close to a record. 

On deck were Schrampel, Commo- 
dore Kavanaugh, Xordenholt, Quast, 
Weber, Rosenbaum and your corres- 
pondent, together with others who 
were too bashful to let us know where 
they were hiding. 

As usual, we had a letter from Xeff, 
and in it he stated that Charlie Heil- 
man, '10, was returning for the re- 
union. We will have to convert some 
of our class into this off-year reunion 
idea. Does Lehigh WISH TO CREATE 

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■53/3 Sylvester St., Philadelphia 24, Pa. 

The thirty-fifth reunion of the class 
of 1915 has become a matter of his- 
tory! To those of us who were priv- 
ileged to gather together once more 
among the ivy covered buildings of 
our Alma Mater and talk of days of 
yore, walk the old familiar paths, and 
gaze on familiar sights and the many 
changes that have taken place, this an- 
niversary will long be a cherished 

From the time we arrived at the Ho- 
tel Bethlehem on Friday afternoon and 
shook hands with Lew Wright, until 
we said "so long" to Mr. & Mrs. Gus 
Wiegand in the lobby of the Traylor in 
Allentown on Sunday morning, there 
was not one dull moment. Even the 
weather man was on our side, and 
turned out three beautiful sunshiny 
days — and not too warm, either. 

Lew and your correspondent left in 
good time for the alumni dinner in 
Grace Hall on Friday evening. Arriv- 
ing there we found Bo Bodine, looking 
extremely well, at the Speakers' table 
ready to perform as toastmaster. From 
that vantage point we gazed down in 
the direction of the '15 table and there 
assembled were Bill Pugh — all the way 
from Canada — Skipper Raine from 
West Virgina, Pinkey Read from near- 
by Coopersburg, Gus Wiegand, Jer- 
myn, Pa., Dee DeHuff, Lebanon, Pa., 
Cy Tanner and Walt Berg from Pitts- 



^ii>i one dull moment for 1913 or ten accompanying spouses 

burgh, and Barry Crichton from West- 
liold. N. .1. 

The complete story of the alumni 
dinner will lie found on other pages of 
the Bulletin. Special mention, how- 
ever, must be made of Bosey Reiter's 
address. To those of us who knew him 
years ago and have listened to his elo- 
quence many times, it was a thrill — 
the high spot of the reunion — when in 
conclusion he was inspired to recite 
"Only the Game Fish Swim Up 
Stream" witli all the fire and vigor he 
was wont to display thirty-five years 

Saturday morning found us on the 
campus. After registration we strolled 
down to Grace Hall for a bite of lunch 
and there milling around with the 
crowd we found a lot more classmates. 
All hands gathered at Packer Hall for 
costumes and thence to the library 
steps where the class picture was tak- 
en, after which we fell in line for the 
parade, which started exactly on time 
and wound up on the athletic field 
where services dedicating the new gym 
were held. Inspection of the building 

The wives, and there were ten of 
them, then drove to 407 Center Street 
with their husbands where Pat and 
Mrs. Pazzetti entertained in their de- 
lightful home — cocktails, etc. The 
wives then left for the Steel Club 
where Mrs. Pat and Mrs. Pinkey Read 
had arranged an excellent dinner and 
a general good time, while we moved 
on to the Saucon Valley Country Club 
where Pat and Pinkey had arranged 
everything. A splendid dinner — a very 
good attendance — and everything else 
perfect. Joining us at dinner there 
were the following members of the 
class of 1914 — Kavanangh, Liebig, 
Nordenholt, Quast and Walt Schreni- 
pel. It was a great pleasure to see those 
boys again. 

And finally, summing up the whole 
thing — it was a grand affair and we 
missed all of you who could not get 
there. Why not begin to plan now for 
our fortieth — it may not be too early. 

The complete list of those present 
is as follows: Berg, Blank, Bodinc, 
Brockman, Brown, Cranmer, Crichton, 
DeHuff, Gfeyer, Humphrey, Kelclmer, 
Madden, Pazzetti. Piigh, Raine, Bead, 
Tanner, Vanncinan, Wiegand, Wills, 

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152 Market St., Paterson 1, N. J. 

Just a few impressions of '20's 
"Thirtieth." With remarkable fore- 
sight I kept no notes — this is from 
memory — anyway, why didn't you get 
there yourself? 

The splendid efforts of the hard 
working committee — Bugbee, Erwin, 
Flory, Ganey and Wagner — they kept 
us well supplied with the best. Lloyd 
Snioyer, its chairman, whose foundry 
turned out the metal ash trays, suit- 
ably inscribed, as mementos of the oc- 

.John Marshall's arrival. Flying from 
St. Louis plane connections were miss- 
ed — he had to land in New York. Miss- 
ing the train by inches, he hired a cab 
to Bethlehem. He's a grandfather. 

Henry L. Long, "Shorty" to you, the 
big paint manufacturer from Connec- 
ticut, showed up for the first time in 
years. With Mrs. Long, he enjoyed a 
very frugal stay at the George Erwins. 

The new reunion feature — the cock- 
tail party — at which about ten wives 
appeared to enjoy themselves — the 
Bethlehem Club where most of us 
spent our spare time. 

Russ Danzer, the citrous fruit grow- 
er from Weirsdale, Fla. . . . Rush 

Clarke, the $50,000 prize program 
winner and his Income tax problems 

. . . Itiinii anil Beck, ambit ions ath- 
letes, who played 18 holes at Saucon 
Valley . . . and hoi h losl . . . ask I hem 
some I line. 

Federal Judge J. Cullen Ganey, who 
attained highest official honors of the 

class . . . and who maintained his ju- 
dicial dignity at all limes, and was a 

ini of inn besides . \i Yap from Ha 

wail, a nineleener who was al all our 
fund ions, and who was more Ihan 

Aivin New i o n Bugbee, looking 

younger I ban ever, and his charming 
bride . . . Barthoi and Hunton, each of 

whom was attended on the campus by 
a good looking daughter . . . Dr. Clyde 
R. Plory, who dashed back to Sellers- 
ville after the Friday night dinner to 
perform an operation, but returned 
early Saturday for the rest of the fire- 
works . . . Monty Crane, who finally 
discovered we were reunioning. 

Eddie Porstall, of the long-living 
line of Lehigh Forstalls . . .The two 
Kiicrrs, R. J. and W. .)., were heard at 
all times . . . K. R. Greenleaf, long 
missing from '2 gatherings . . .('. 
Glennon Melville from the most dis- 
tant point, New Orleans . . . Fred Mac- 
arow, the phone executive . . . Spike 
Newell and Schlasman and Savnian 
certainly enjoyed themselves . . . Sug- 
ar, who arrived late from Baltimore. 

The big parade, at which our class 
won honorable mention for appearance 
with our "To the Races" costume. 

The class dinner . . . with so many 
candidates for president ... all pro- 
posed by John Marshall himself ... so 
Marshall was re-elected. All others 
were made vice presidents: Moyer. 
Booth and Hunton. While I turned my 
back I was re-named correspondent 
. . . this I accepted only to mop up and 
turn over to Mersfelder. The tribute to 
the three whose '4 6 reunion proved to 
be their last . . . Schaefer, Spagna and 

Ted Estes suggesting that we wind 
up the next reunion at Atlantic City 
where Joe Naainc, our retired class- 
mate, could entertain us on his 8 3-ft. 
yacht . . . Joe is willing. 

Everyone looked well. Why shouldn't 
they? Only 30-odd showed up out of 
some 420 starters in the class of '20. 
Everyone glad to see the others; at 
least they made it appear so. Nearly 
forgot Duke Wolf. 

Jimmy Straub had to stay home to 
attend his daughter's wedding . . . 
Hobey Parber was in Philly being 
elected state president of the National 
Exchange Club . . . They had excellent 
excuses for being absent. What was 


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Stopping in Washington one day for 
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JULY. 1 9 5 O 




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mm: alumni bulletin 

Hard-working committee made weekend memorable for 1920 

Mtaddox. Randy is kept pretty busy by 
the four Chesapeake & Potomac Tele- 
phone Companies which are under his 
wing, hut said he had been in touch 
with Hill Garrett during the Progress 
Fund drive. 1 presume all of you saw 
Il.R.'s picture in the Bell System ad- 
vertisement the end of April and noted 
that he is in the best of health. On the 
way out of Washington, we stopped 
for a short visit with Mrs. Arthur 

Since the end of the war. Ralph 
Hartzell has been back in his home 
town of Muncy. Topsy is with the State 
Employment service where, "I occa- 
sionally feel I've done something use- 
ful." Knowing Topsy. I suspect that 
the occasions of usefulness are many. 

Bevan, as a correspondent you're a 
flop! (Of course, who are you to talk, 
Hicks, so are you.) Anyway, Instead 
of his dropping me a line with the 
news, I had to discover by reading 
their ads that this spring the regular 
monthly Alumni Bulletin advertise- 
ment of the J. G. Wilson Corp. stopped 
reading "L. Bevan. '21, Asst. to Presi- 
dent" and began to read "L. Bevan, 
'21. President." Congratulations, Bev. 

Mac Hall writes that their younger 
son John has been accepted by Lehigh 
for admission next September. He also 
asks — looking at the picture on page 
5 of the April Bulletin. "Who is the 
handsome gentleman and scholar at 
the far end of the table?" Shipherd, 
stand up and take a bow. and pass 
Mac a quarter. 

The Indianapolis News of May 13 
carried an article on J. W. Morgan as 
the new head of the state's largest coal 
mining company. Eb joined the Ayr- 
shire Collieries Corp. as vice president 
and general manager last August, com- 
ing from the Truax-Traer Coal Co. of 
Chicago. The article traces his career 
in some detail and states that*he and 

.Mrs. Morgan are at present living at 
the Marott Hotel in Indianapolis. 

A note from Mike Schrader reminds 
me that it is only — not x shopping 
days till Christmas, but one year till 
our 30th reunion, and that the Barn 
at Flickinger's is all set, ready, and 
waiting for us. 

The Alumni weekend served up just 
about perfect weather and we had an 
unusually large representation — Bev- 
an. Billinger, Ettelman (his son grad- 
uated this year), Farrington, Heilig- 
maii, Maddox, Kiebc, Robinson, Ship- 
herd and Willard; can't recall when 
we had anything like eleven in an off 
year. Bev said he saw Eb Morgan re- 
cently and Randy told me to count on 
Harry Yeide to help him represent 
Washington next year. Told Bevan I 
had already needled him — see fourth 
paragraph — and he explained that it 
had happened with practically no ad- 
vance notice and he had been just too 
busy since to send in a note. So I pro- 
nounced a benediction and all is now 
sweetness and light. 


7130 S. Jeffery Ave., Chicago .'i'J, Illinois 

This winds up the year and I have 
about exhausted all the members with 
questionnaires. I am now scratching 
my weary skull trying to analyze how 
or what we will do for class notes for 
the next three years, so if anyone has 
any ideas I will certainly be grateful 
for suggestions. 

A recently returned questionnaire 
and letter from Steve (Beefsteak) Bes- 
semer tells us that he is married, has 
three children and that he is a grand- 
father. His son Gregory (IS) is a seni- 
or in Alameda High School and is pres- 
ident of the student body. As for 

"BeefBteak," be is Inspector of engi- 
neering materials, U, s. Navy, San 
Francisco, Calif. He writes as follows: 

"iru in r. Kurtz, manager of Bel ii 
lehem Pacific Coasl Fabricating Co., 
had been very ill during the winter 
months, bu( is very much Improved 
uow, iic> had :i good case ni' pneumonia 
and tor awhile ii lefl his lungs in bad 
Bhape. I rooted for him with a couple 
ot good old Lehigh light talks, He 
though I tor awhile thai t ho plant con pi 
nol gel along without him. hut what 
are you and i in this Atomic World'.' 

"ii is now almost i wo years since I 
:.i ' iaw you and the hoys of '2::. so 
jusl chronologically will bring you up 
lo lime concerning me and mine. Ar- 
rived home safely from the reunion in 
'48, although hit a thunder and light- 
ning storm in Wyoming and was very 
s-c-a-r-e-d, will admit it, but only l he 
good are called early so am still here. 
Kurtz returned a few days after I did 
with a nice Buick in which I have had 
several rides. 

"Then not much doing till summer 
of 1949, last summer, when good old 
Billy Sheridan, the wrestling coach, 
was out here and the Northern Cali- 
fornia Lehigh Club hosted him, and 
the next day Kurtz and myself took 
him around and showed him a few 
places. However, good old reliable 
Billy wouldn't give a sq. ft. of the Le- 
high campus for an acre in California. 
I think the class owes a moment's 
thanks to Kurtz of '23 for his hospi- 
tality, Thank you. 

"Then last summer or spring of 
1949, the VP of the school was here 
and we again had a get-together, this 
time a gang of about 24, but only two 
of '23. However, with your regular ar- 
ticle in the Bulletin, I can always pic- 
ture myself floating around the cam- 

"I just noticed my typing is not 
so hot, missing letters; but I will tell 
you like the old Pennsylvania Dutch- 
man: you went to Lehigh you guess 
what I mean. . . 

"Now a wee bit of us — I had a heart 
attack last September and spent four 
mouths laid up, two months in the 
Vets' Hospital and two more at home 
recuperating. Well, I am back again 
eating less and drinking still less. In 
the Vets' Hospital my Doc was a fel- 
low by the name of Epstein, from 
Maiden, Massachusetts, and an ac- 
quaintance of Honey Lewin. 

"As to my family — two daughters 
and a son. Margery, the oldest, 2 2, is 
married and I became a grandfather 
last July to Donald Eric Carlson, a 
little Swede. Audrey, 20, single, is a 
buyer for a local department store, 
something like Hess Bros. Won't men- 
tion the name — am not in the adver- 
tising game. Gregory, 18 in June, a 
senior at Alameda high school, presi- 
dent of the Student Body, an athlete — 
football and basketball — weight lifter, 
actor, and even a student. Want to 
interest him to study law, with Le- 
high for his pre-law, but he is serious 

JULY. 1 9 5 O 

about missionary work — a sky pilot. 
Well, time will tell. 

"Just a mention — remember Al Yap 
of about 1916. Al Yap the baseball 
player of Tom Keatly days went 
through San Francisco e n r o u t e to 
Washington, D. C. He is in politics — 
hope to see him on his way back to 
his home in Honolulu, where he is in 
business — insurance, brokerage, ac- 
counting, etc. 

"Well, Esh, hope to get this mailed 
in time for the next issue. The best 
to you and yours till the next time, 
and hello 1923." 

R. P. Howell is still in Catasauqua 
as a sales engineer for the Fuller 
Company. He is married, has one 
daughter who is married and attend- 
ing the University of Melbourne, Aus- 
tralia, and two sons. He writes further 
that occasionally he meets "Handy" 
Handwerk. Incidentally, his daughter, 
Elizabeth, met Jack Osborn from Mel- 
bourne, while he was studying for his 
Ph.D. at Lehigh and they were mar- 
ried in Packer Chapel in August of 
1948. His oldest son, Stephen, is ex- 
pecting to enter Princeton next Fall. 
Jimmy, the youngest son, is attending 
Liberty High. 

Eddie Hardcastle resides in Hagers- 
town, Md., and is an instructor of 
vocational electricity in the local high 

Don Wight is married and has two 
children. His daughter is married and 
his son has another year in prep 
school. Don is affiliated with Baldwin 
and Wight, Patent Lawyers, in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Charlie Voss is practicing law in 
White Plains, N. Y., the firm name 
Lydecker & Voss. Charlie is married, 
has a daughter, 20, attending Welles- 
ley, and a son, 17. Charlie frequently 
meets with Jim Kennedy, Cliff Brad- 
ley and Cork O'Keefe. It would be a 
real pleasure to hear from Cork, giv- 
ing us some of his experiences. 

A short note from Jimmy Wentz 
who, as you will remember, is located 
at Ft. Myers, Fla., tells us he is mar- 
ried and has two children. His son, 
Jim, graduated from Hobart in June 
of 1949 and his daughter, Sonya 
Wentz Owen, attended Stetson Uni- 
versity. Jimmy is farming winter veg- 
etables and raising poultry and has 
been in Florida for ten years. He 
states it is a wonderful place to live. 
His favorite hobby is "plug casting for 
tarpon, the acme of fishing during the 

J. H. Van Ness is president of Van 
Ness Brothers, Inc. in Paterson, N. J., 
manufacturers of paper boxes. Van 
resides at Glen Rock, N. J. Van Ness 
Bros. Co. is 5 4 years old and Van has 
been with them 15 years. He states his 
hobby is sailing — has lightning class 
boat on Hudson at Nyack. He gets to- 
gether from time to time with Larry 
Siemann in New York. 

H. F. Underwood resides in Man- 
hasset, N. Y., and operates a general 
agency of insurance companies. His 

hobbies include golf, swimming and 
"longer and longer Florida vacations." 
According to his note, H. K. "Q" Kra- 
mer has just been elected president of 
the Greater New York Safety Council 
in addition to his duties as assistant 
vice-president of the Borden Company. 
Ed Van Keiiren was recently ap- 
pointed commanding officer of the 
Edgewood Arsenal, Edgewood, Md. 
On or about the 30th of April the 
Department of Army announced a list 
of promotions to the grade of perma- 
nent Colonel and by this time Ed has 
been awarded his Eagles, that is if 
the Adjutant General has gotten a- 
round to issuing the orders. Colonel 
Van Keuren has been on active duty 
with the Army since 19 42 and was 
integrated into the Regular Army in 
November of 1947. Ed and his wife 
have two children — a son at the Mil- 
itary Academy, West Point, 2nd Class, 
and his daughter was gradudated in 
June of this year and entering Fern Sem. 
Ed felt that since he had not received 
a questionnaire he was being over- 
looked. Certainly too damn bad a lot 
more of you birds don't feel the same 
way and write me, because I am cer- 
tainly not going to overlook anyone 
intentionally. If you don't get a ques- 
tionnaire — write me!!!! 

A note from our president, Jimmy 
Kennedy, advises that he attended a- 
long with six other members of '2 3 
the L-in-Life dinner on April 2 6 at 
the Commodore Hotel in New York at 
which time Ray Stritzinger, President 
of Continental Baking Co., was award- 
ed his L-in-Life before a gathering of 
several hundred Lehigh men. A very 
representative crowd from our class 
included Ed Snyder, Bill Davis, Jr., 
Cork O'Keefe, Tommy "Squarehead" 
Thompson, Jim "Doc" Underwood and 
Cliff Bradley. 

To start off the fall season I have 

a, very interesting letter from Eddie 
Coxe which space prohibits me from 
incorporating in this month's column. 
This winds it. up lor another year. 
If any of you have any interesting ex- 
periences on your vacations, I will ap- 
preciate hearing from you. 

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J t Jp Belmont Avenue, Haledon, N. J. 

Anybody in the class like horror sto- 
ries? There is a double-jointed clilly 
about torture in the fifth chapter of 
the Book of Deuteronomy It is a story 
about some people who were ordered 
to make bricks without straw and, 
failing to measure up, they were given 
exquisite torment and torture de luxe 
by their task-masters. 

I refer to this Biblical story because 
I am recalling that on a night last 
June at the banquet marking the 25th 
reunion of our class, President Freddy 
Rogers asked for a show of hands of 
those who would promise to write this 
year at least one letter to help the 
class correspondent in writing the 
class letter for the Bulletin. There 
was a veritable forest of hands around 
the room. So, I took the job. Now at 
the conclusion of a year I ask, "Mr. 
President, pray tell, where are those 
letters?" Making bricks without straw 
is a dead cinch compared to writing 
about classmates from whom one nev- 
er hears. 

Surely there are many interesting 
things to be said of the members of 
our class. They have in numerous in- 
stances made a noticeable impress up- 
on many aspects of American life. 
Even the names of classmates run the 
alphabetical gamut from Abel (George 
J. of Diehl Manufacturing) to Ziegen- 
fuss (Charles E. of Bell Telephone). 
Members of our class are to be found 





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"l\> copped David M. Petty Flag at 25th 

residing in 21 of the 48 States and 
in the District of Columbia, six of 
our classmates live outside of the U. 
S. A. — J. M. Carol in Cuba, ('. T. Cor- 
nelius and G. F. Jenkins in Quebec. 
Bob Heckert reported in Czechoslo- 
vakia, Walter ('. Klein in Palestine, 
and J. Y. Mcchling in Curacao. 

The State most favored for resi- 
dence by our class is Pennsylvania 
where 74 of them record their ad- 
dress. The next most favored for resi- 
dence is New Jersey where 4 5 of us 
live. Then with rapidly declining num- 
bers come Xew York State with 14. 
Ohio with 7. California and Maryland 
each with 6. Virginia with 5, then Con- 
necticut. Illinois, and Massachusetts 
with 4 each. States where less than 
four of our fellows live are Delaware, 
District of Columbia, Florida. Georgia, 
Maine. Michigan, Xew Hampshire. Ok- 
lahoma. Rhode Island. Tennessee. Tex- 
as, and Wisconsin. 

Some day I would like to see a com- 
pilation of current occupations of you 
fellows and. in comparison, a list of 
the course which each pursued in 
college. In such a compilation and 
comparative listing there might be 
some encouragement for sons of the 
class of 1924. Undoubtedly they would 
find that some members of our class 
used the first severel years after col- 
lege as purely exploratory with ex- 
cursions into various fields of endeav- 
or before settling down to a man-sized 
job that many of you are doing. 

Speaking of torture and torment, 
there will be more such class columns 
unless you fellows hurry up and write 
me those letters which you promised 
to write. 

In the meantime, have a grand sum- 
mer. As for my wife and me, we 
propose 'making tracks' for Ontario 
to try our luck at catching some of 
those bass. 

Box 2~> 

Washington Crossing, Rucks County, Pa. 

"If I'd Known You Were Comin'. 
I'd Have Baked a Cake" — and what a 
cake '25 baked! Dressed as Singing 
Rakers, with the "Best Band in the 
Land." the class won the Petty Flag 
by popular demand, assisted in break- 
ing the champagne bottle over the new 
gymnasium, and showed the other 
classes at Saucon Valley Country Club 
How to Celebrate a Twenty-fifth. 

It all started Friday afternoon with 
golf at the country club and informal 
cocktails on the terrace afterwards. 
Then the scene shifted to Grace Hall 
on Old South Mountain for the annual 
banquet. Gene Grace spoke for the 
trustees. Dr. Whitaker gave his "State 
of the Nation" report on the Univer- 
sity. The class of '25 presented £2,500 
to the University in honor of its silver 
anniversary. The Glee Club sang while 
pictures were shown of the Lehigh 
Music Festival, and with the strains 
of the Alma Mater still ringing in 
their ears, the class then wandered 
down the hill to the Hotel Bethlehem 
to reminisce over "old silver goblets." 

Next day, fortified with black coffee 
for the climb up the hill, a few made 
the Annual Meeting, and were joined 
at noon by the others for the annual 
buffet luncheon. The cool and cloud- 
less day made everyone eager for the 
parade, a tremendous success, and 
then on to Saucon Valley for the din- 

The lucky ones who spent reunion 
weekend on the campus were: Adams, 
Pete Allen, Walt Allen, Astarita, Bar- 
ton, Beggs, Berger, Bokum, Bowman, 
Britt, Buermann, Burke, Campbell, 
Colburn, Corbin, Croll, Curtis, Jim 
Davis, Dick Davis, Dinkey, Drury, Kn- 


trekln, Bvcrhart, Fincgan, Flnley, 
Gallagher, Carre, Greer, Horn, King- 
ham, Klttlnger, Koegler, Krazinski, 

Law, l.awnll, l.cnvciis, l.esliet'ka. Lev- 

ii/., Lewis, Mathews, Moran, Moritz, 
ration, riiiii|i~. Pineda, Polschak, 
Held, Rlcaptto, Roberto, Ryan, Sam- 
uels, Saxliin, Seeley, Senior, Sharllc, 

Smith, sialii, s , Taylor, Thorn- 
burgh, Ti million-, Walker, Warclell, 
Wolcott, U ui'-tei. 

Luis Pineda from Mnruraibo. Ven 

ezuela, came the farthest and was 
presented with six Lehigh T-Shirta to 
lake home to his six children. A cable- 
gram from England With best wishes 
Came from Mike Callow; a letter from 

Hill Fullnrd who says he Is recuperat- 
ing from a recent illness and couldn't 
talk his doctor into letting him come 
to the reunion. ImI Jones from Orlan- 
do, Fla.. writes that business Inter- 
fered and his reservations had to be 
cancelled. He sends regards to all the 
class and an invitation to stop in to 
see him if you are in Florida! 

Rev. Ray .Miller wrote from Sea 
Girt, N. J. I hat a heavy church sched- 
ule prevented his coming back, but he 
sent his best to everyone. Fred Col- 
clough had a slight mishap and writes 
that his doctor knew too much about 
reunions and opposed his return this 
year. Tom Green writes from San An- 
tonio that Texas is "just too Tar away 
from the New Merchants, etc., at this 
time of year." 

Those who came back will need no 
advertising for their Thirtieth — they'll 
be back for more! All the rest should 
"aim their sights" for 1955. Your 
officers for the next five years are: 
Spenee Kittinger, President; Bob Tay- 
lor, Secretary-Treasurer; Mike Ryan, 
Class Agent. 

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20 Elm St., Great Neck, L. I.. N. Y. 

The Back-Every-Year Club reports 
a most successful Alumni Day week- 
end. It began with the Alumni Asso- 
ciation Banquet on Friday evening. A 
number of the members of our class 
attended it and learned of the present 
status of the University from Presi- 
dent Whitaker. 

Saturday began with dubious weath- 
er for a day outdoors, but it cleared 
in the morning and there was a sun- 
ny, delightfully cool day. After the 
business meeting of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation that was held in the Packard 
auditorium, the alumni had luncheon 
in Grace Hall. This was an ideal set- 
ting to wander around and meet old 
friends from '2 6 and other classes. 

On May first Joe Jackson, our class 
president, appointed a committee to 
prepare plans for our Twenty-Fifth 
Reunion next year. Joe requested that 
members of this committee who would 
return to Lehigh this year meet with 
him directly after the Parade of Re- 
union Classes. The following men met 

JULY. 1 9 5 O 


with Joe in the student engineering- 
societies' lounge in Packard Labora- 
tory: Fouchaux, Fraivillig, Griesemer, 
Hunter, Huyette, Jennings, Kear, Lar- 
amy, LeVan, Linck, Long, Maxwell, 
McFarlan, and Osborn. Joe appointed 
a nominating committee composed of 
all of our class presidents: Hoffman, 
Bond, Maxwell, and Jackson. 

Then the Twenty-Fifth Reunion was 
discussed. This is the big reunion of 
every class, and efforts are always 
made to make it the big reunion of 
all reunions. Joe appointed a commit- 
tee to take care of each one of the 
following items: — the reunion as a 
whole; dinner arrangements; speak- 
ers; parade; stunts at the Friday a- 
lumni association banquet; Saturday 
afternoon on the campus; collection 
of $2,500 for the University; ques- 
tionnaire and class history; and la- 
dies' entertainment. The class will 
send out a letter listing the names of 
the men who were appointed to the 
committees mentioned above. 

There was a detailed discussion 
about the place where the reunion 
banquet should be held. After the 
meeting adjourned all of the possible 
places were visited. 

Shortly after 6:30 P.M. quite a 
crowd gathered in the Class of '9 6 Al- 
cove of the Hotel Bethlehem. I be- 
lieve the oldest alumnus there came 
from the class of '83. There were 
men from many of the later classes. 

Our class was represented by Fouch- 
aux, Fraivillig, Griesemer, Hunter, 
Huyette, Jennings, Kear, Laramy, Le- 
Van, Long, Maxwell, McFarlan, Mor- 
rison, and Osborn. After dinner each 
man related some anecdote that per- 
tained to the "Lehigh of old" as he 
knew it. Several of the veteran sup- 
porters of the Back-Every-Year Club 
for many years were unable to be 
there because of illness. The banquet 
closed when Joe Jackson read the '96 
poem and everyone sang the Alma 

We learned that Sandy Morrison 
has one son at Lehigh and another one 
will enter in the fall. The same is 
true for George Long. Bill McMorris 
has a son in college. Bob Linck and 
Frank Kear each will have a son en- 
tered in the fall. There must be more 
sons of '2 6 men in college who have 
never been reported here. I wish each 
man who has a son in college would 
write to me so I could mention the 
fact in this column. 

The George Longs have reason to 
be proud. "Don was initiated into Tau 
Beta Pi on May 8. We were quite 
pleased with that and also that he was 
made Recording Secretary. He is com- 
pletely happy with his choice of course 
( Eng. Ph.) and said that he would 
take the same if he had to choose 
again. My other son, Bob, is now lean- 
ing toward the same course because 
of his liking for Math and Science." 


123 Rugby Road, Syracuse 0, N. Y. 

Having missed alumni weekend at 
Bethlehem, and time being too short 
to await news of those who did at- 
tend, I shall dispense with that phase. 

I issued a challenge some months 
ago to come up with news, where- 
abouts or addresses of those stricken 
from our list by the alumni office, and 
what happens? So to rub it in a bit 
I'll report to you the scoop of the 
month — Cedric Leland Smith, Esq., 
"lost but not forgotten." Dear Mrs. 
Peare York Gibson, secretary of the 
Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, 
states, "Wish to advise that we have 
just talked with him and he was most 
enthusiastic to learn of your inquiry." 
Ced is with the Mid-Continent Petro- 
leum Corp. and lives at 820 S. 25th 
St., Terre Haute, Ind. 

Vac Concilio, counsellor at law lo- 
cated in Newton, N. J., modestly states 
he is off the beaten path and doesn't 
see any of our classmates. Vac's been 
doing all right as a barrister. As a 
politician, okay too, for last year he 
was elected Democratic State Commit- 
teeman for Sussex County. As a fath- 
er, superb! He has sired six children, 
three boys and three girls. Donald, the 
eldest, enters Lehigh in the fall, and 
another son wants to enter in two 




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1930 distinguished as "biggest and noisiest" at Friday dinner 

\. ars. We've all glad to hear news like 
i his. Vac. 

Jack Hague of Westport, Conn., is 
manager of the New York Telephone 
Co. at 228 E. 56tb St., New York. He 
tells of seeing Chuck Fuller and El- 
ford Bartoo, who are both with Liber- 
ty Mutual. Chuck's in Brooklyn and 
Hun has recently been transferred 
from St. Petersburg to Atlanta, Ga. 

Sam Shultz crashes through from 
India. I'll quote in part: "As far as I 
know there are only three Lehigh 
men here — John Heilman, '2n, Rufus 
Savage, '29, and myself. Our occasion- 
al Lehigh mail gets passed around. 

"In April I spent two weeks in 
Beirut with a side trip to Jerusalem 
and Bethlehem over Easter week-end. 
While in Beirut I spent considerable 
time with Bob Purse! who is with 
Trans-Arabian Pipe Line Co.. an oil 
transporting subsidiary of ARMUCO. 

"Bethlehem of Judea and Bethle- 
hem. Pa. have very little in common. 
I couldn't find a Bob Young's or a 
Maennerchor! The same rugged roads 
and hills, however. 

"Family status — two daughters. 
One - 21. a junior at American Univer- 
sity of Beirut; one, 14, in grade school 

"Beer excellent, and incidentally we 
have very good Danish beer. Weight, 
209 lbs.: hair (what's left) gray! 

"I look forward to returning this 
winter or next spring at latest. Re- 
gards to my friends." 

Sam. as you remember, is with Ara- 
bian American Oil Co.. Dhahran, Sau- 
di Arabia, and has been out there 
nearly two years. Best of luck, Sam, 
from your many friends, including 
me. Hope you'll try for our 2 5th re- 
union, only keep away from Eddie 

A happy summer to you all. 

&cu* *£ t<?30 


IU')1 //o,j/ Terrace, Eauton, Pa. 
20-}'ear Reunion a Smashing Success 

Our 2 0-year reunion was a success 
from many standpoints. We were all 
sorry that we did not have more mem- 
bers of the class back so that we 
could win one of the prizes, but those 
who were back voted the get-together 
the best in our twenty years. Those 
who were back really went all out 
and bad a grand time. We had 7 7 par- 
ticipants, although our official regis- 
tration count was only 74. as three 
failed to register by the noon dead- 
line. As it happened. 74 was our num- 
ber as three that were in the parade 
were not at the dinner and three oth- 
ers that were not in the parade were 
present at the dinner. Those in attend- 
ance at the reunion were: Anderson, 
Austin, Auten, Badgley, Balir, Barnes, 
Bennetch, R. S. Bennett, Blackmar, 
Buhner, Bower, Briggs, Brown, Col- 
lins, Conneen, Cross, Danko, E. R. 
Davis, X. E. Davis, Deichler, Dey, 
Dixon, Earhart, Elliott, D. W. Epstein, 
Girdler, Goodwin, Green, Haag, Hale, 
Heilman, Hewitt, Hill, E. J. Jones, 
Keller, Kline, Lee, Lentz, Letowt, 
Lewis, Lincoln, Many, McKinney, Mc- 
Laughlin, AV. E. Miller, W. S. Miller. 
Morton, Motter, Myer, O'Leary, Olm- 
sted, Owens, Patterson, Phillips, 
Phelps, Roberts, Rohrs, Rotthaus, 
Schoen, Srhoenhut, Semar, Seward, 
Shenton, S m a 1 1, Somerville, Staub, 
Stoneback, Thompson, Traeger, Tuck- 
er, Tunick, Turn, Waterman, Whitney, 
Woodward, Wright, WyckofV. 

Highlighting the whole week-end 
we might say that we had the biggest 
crowd of any class at the Alumni 
Banquet on Friday night. We had 
thirty-four there and we copped a few 


Hi her dlsl Incl ions, too, We ted In i he 
singing of college sunn*, we had one 
ol our members t Fred Wyckofl | lead 
the community singing, we were the 

ii"i ii || class I here, and we wound up 

in maK lng lionorarj members of Pres- 
ident Whltaker, E. <;. Grace, and Tom 

Everything wenl off swell in the 
parade and, of course, we feel thai 
"m '■ « a/ robbed" by not getl inn at 
least an honorable menl Ion. There Is 
no question about one championship 
we did win — our dinner was I he .long- 
est on record. However, everyone en- 
joyed it and Jack Conneen is to be 
complimented for his unique plan of 
asking for a speaker for each one of 
the twenty years. The men wi'v pick- 
ed by lot right there before everyone 
and it went over very well. 

At the short business meeting after 
our class banquet, Jack Conneen ex- 
plained that he was resigning as class 
president so that he could devote 
more time to his program and work 
in his capacity as class agent. Joe 
Girdler brought back old times as he 
took the floor in a political speech to 
nominate Ed Small for the vacancy. At 
this point Frank Tucker put on a per- 
ipatetic speech concerning the political 
philosophies of Girdler and his fol- 
lowers. However, it all came out clean 
and Ed Small was elected class presi- 
dent by acclamation. On the same 
ballot of acclaim Tucker was elected 
chairman of the next reunion com- 
mittee, our 25th, in 1955. 

In passing out bouquets to our 
members let us not forget the good 
work done by some of them: the short 
speeches made by Many, Myer, Pin 1 1 s 
Badgley, and the sixteen others; the 
good work of the chairman of the 
committee, Ted Olmsted; Bob Ben- 
nett's handling of the entertainment 
problem; Ed Small's fine work as com- 
mittee treasurer; the work of the resl 
of the committee — Somerville, Traeg- 
er. Letowt, and Conneen; George 
Cross' excellent work in helping Ed 
Small with the class registration; and 
the very fine treatment accorded us 
by the Saucon Valley Country Club 
for which we must again mention Bob 
Bennett and John Somerville. 

We gained another distinction that 
could not be matched by any other 
class — we had the alumnus who trav- 
elled the farthest distance to get to 
the reunion, namely: Bob Kline, who 
came all the way from the Canal Zone 
to make it. We also had the bitterest 
golf feud of the entire reunion in the 
noted Bennett vs. O'Leary matches. 
We understand Jerry took the honors 
for Friday and Bob for Saturday, or 
was it the other way around? 

We could put down a great deal 
more, but we are really held to a 
limit this issue as all the other re- 
union classes will have longer-than- 
usual columns. Your correspondent 
would like to thank all of you who 
extended "them there now kind 
words" about our contributions this 

JULY. 1 9 5 O 


past year. We hope to keep rolling 
with a column every month and one 
that the class will be well proud of. 
I am sure that if all of you who prom- 
ised to send in material will do so we 
will always have plenty of news. Let's 
look ahead now to 1955 and think 
how much bigger and better we can 
make that silver jubilee, our 2 5th. 
There will be no more Bulletins until 
fall, and then that old pigskin will 
be with us again and, well, that's an- 
other story. So long, fellows, until the 
next issue. Keep going and going for 
Lehigh — and for '30. 

(?fate */ t933 


20 Mountain Ave., Bloomfield, N. J. 

Seventeen years have passed since 
our graduation, and the 19 50 alumni 
reunion is behind us. I'm sorry I was 
not able to get down to Bethlehem for 
at least part of the week-end and re- 
gret having missed the opportunity of 
seeing any old friends who were there. 
However, there are three reasons why 
it was impossible. 

First, on Friday, June 16, my uncle 
had dinner and spent the night at our 
house on his way from his home in 
Reading, Pa. to New Haven to attend 
his 55th alumni reunion at Yale. 

Secondly, Saturday, June 17, was 
my mother-in-law's birthday and Dor- 
ie, my wife, invited all her mother's 
relatives to our house for a supper 
party to celebrate the occasion. 

The third reason on Sunday, June 
IS, our son had to leave at 9:30 a.m. 
for New Brunswick where he spent 
the following week as a delegate from 
Bloomfield High School to Jersey 
Boy's State at Rutgers. 

Anyway, I put on my little brown 
chapeau from our 13th reunion, pour- 
ed myself some beer in the brown 
mug from our 5th reunion and was 
there in spirit at least, even though I'd 
like to have been there in person in- 
cluding spirit, spirits, etc. Now I'm 
looking forward to next year, in the 
hope of seeing all those I missed this 
time as well as many more. 

I just learned that Jerry Mintz was 
recently appointed assistant to the 
chief engineer of Mack Truck Com- 
pany. It seems that Jerry joined Mack 
right after graduation, spent 1% years 
on assembly work, was made shop en- 
gineer in charge of bus construction 
in '3 6 and engineer in charge of the 
Bus Division in '43. Congratulations! 
Jerry, let us hear from you with some 
news about family, hobbies, etc. P.S. 
Jerry can be found at Mack's Allen- 
town plant. 

gteuu oj t934 


810 W. Market St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

Last year when we had our 15th a 
suggestion was made that we have a 
meeting place each year for reunion 

weekend. We tried it out this year 
and five of us got there — Ben Bishop, 
Walt Miller, Jim Jobbins, John I5ci<l- 

ler and myself. We had dinner at the 
Saucon Valley Country Club and then 
helped several other classes, who were 
there also, to celebrate their anniver- 
saries. Foster Gearhart could not 
make it Saturday, but did get up Sun- 
day for a little golf. 

Walt Miller tells me he is getting 
around the country quite a bit now 
and will get in touch with you fellows 
when he is in your vicinity. I hereby 
appoint him "roving correspondent" 
and ask all of you to see him when 
you can. Walt is quite enthusiastic 
about these yearly reunions, and I 
must agree that the five of us had a 
lo.t of fun. 

A putting contest was held about 
ten o'colck Saturday night and Bishop 
and Denise defeated the class of 19 30 
represented by Bob Bennett and Jerry 
O'Ueary. So even if we didn't win the 
1). M. Petty Flag, we did not let our 
honor be tarnished. Other highlights 
were the presence of Gerry Leaman, 
our new assistant wrestling coach 
whom we adopted as a member of our 
class (he made quite a hit with every- 
one) — Col. P.S. (Puss) Sadler very 
much in evidence — John Beidler's tee 
shot on #4 Saturday — we almost got 
a drink on it. 

George McMeans is again in the 
news. He is now works manager for 
Kaiser Steel Corp., Fontana, Califor- 
nia Plant. If this keeps up, I will al- 
ways have something to put in the 

Correction of a previous report — 
Jim Jobbins is residing at 13 4-A Dock 
St., Easton, Pa. Another new address 
— Bill Beale is now in Albuquerque, 
N. Mex., 4451 Avenida Del Sol, as 
branch manager for Minneapolis-Hon- 
eywell Register Company. 

Well, so long until next fall. 1 will 
try to be a little more prompt next 
year if I get some cooperation from 

you fellows. 

(7fa.<i<i o£ 7935 


Brouohton, I'a. 

15-Year Reunion 

I was there! Where were you'.' if 
you missed it, you missed a whale of 
a good time and failed to see a lot 
of your friends who were looking for 

There were twelve of us present at 
the alumni banquet Friday night. We 
only expected three or four, so it was 
better than we had hoped. The ban- 
quet was held in Grace Hall but, for 
my money, was too long - - getting 
started late, slow service, and the 
president's "State of the University" 
message. I feel this speech should be 
moved back to the Saturday morning 
meeting and a copy mailed to all a- 

We had a good turnout for the par- 
ade. If you have trouble recognizing 
anyone in the class picture, it is not 
because they have changed that much, 
but because of the false noses, glasses, 
beards, etc., that we wore in the par- 
ade. And we received several rounds 
of applause as we inarched to the 
field, though we did not receive any 
of the awards which were presented 
there. Then the new addition to the 
gym was dedicated and opened for 
inspection. It would be worth a special 
trip to Bethlehem to take a look at 
the new pool and practice wrestling 
room. They are both honeys! 

Most of the class adjourned to the 
Maennerchor to pass time until the 
class banquet. About six o'clock a line 
of cars of '35ers started for Old Mill 
Lodge in Centre Valley near Coopers- 

1935 disguised by false noses, beards, and glasses 

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burg. Flrsl d> the bar for ;t few and 
in look over the girl vocalist who «.i> 
in sing during dinner, and then In to 
i-.ii \ good meal, .1 nice looking girl 
in sing for ns. ami a bottle "i liard 
water from Scotland on each table 
whal more c i> n 1 ii one ask! Prank 
Hawk was toast master and is as crazy 
as ever, Every seal was Blled and bo 
was the occupanl of each seat, either 
from alcohol or muni fellowship. As 
in business transacted, let's see what 

I can remember! A financial report 

I I ii<' treasurer was not there) was 
rend and showed a tew bucks still 
left in the treasury. A molion to turn 
1 Ins money over to Student Grants or 
Progress Fund was tabled pending 
financial results of the week-end and 
expenses of the next live years. A dis- 
cussion Of how to get more news to 

Ye nuie class Correspondent! More 
about that in another issue. Officers 

tor the next live years were retained. 
I think, e x c 6 p I for the president. 
Prank Hawk was unanimously elected 
to that responsible position. 

Most of ns then returned to the bar 
and it began to get drunker and 
drunker outside. Bob Adams, former 
baseball coach, a n d Ebb Caraway, 
present coach, paid us a visit. It final- 
Ij goi SO drunk outside I figured I'd 
better get home to bed while I could 
slill see! I made it! 

I owe Hutton and Lew Black or 
Abse or someone a buck apiece on a 

bet I mad. I II pa) Ofl .oiihmI.ii , 1 1 in 

ton. Jack Weber ami 1 should like to 
knovi what excuses <'. Spront Smith, 
i.eito\ Travis, Rust] Wilson, Minnie 
Clark and the rest ol the Pal U'36ers 

have for not appearing. You missed a 

hell of a good time! See you In 1956. 

gut* oj 7937 

Prom .\i Schwarzkopf, is Peachtree 
St., Birmingham 9, Ala., comes the 

following letter: 
"Dear Len, 

"Whatever happened io the class of 
v.:? Having just looked al the latest 
Bulletin and seeing a void between 
'35 and '40 has confirmed my sus- 
picion thai maybe it ain't no more.. 

"This lack has spurred me on to 
write, 1 hough there isn't much in (he 
way of news that I can offer. I'm not 
even sure that we have a class corres- 
pondent, though there must be one 
somewhere, or how to reach him. 
Hence this to you. as I'm sure you 
can put it in the right channel. 

"As you see, I'm down here in Ala- 
bama. Am now with the I*. S. Pipe & 
Foundry Co., trying to make cast iron 
pressure pipe. We find we like Bir- 
mingham and Alabama very much, 
and having been here about a year 
now are beginning to feel quite at 

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S. W. CROLi,, '10 — S. W. CROL.L,, JR., '48 

"Joe Hopkins, class of '38, dropped 
by to see us the other day, He is now 

in i iniision. Tex., wll b i he El lij i < lor 
poratlon Caught up with a little of 
the news bul he too ims been oul of 
touch with Lehigh, so much of the 
conversation w;is. 'Whatever happen- 
ed 111 . . . .?' 

"Saw Pat I'a/./.eiti a year or more 
ago when I was in Birmingham on a 
trip before moving here. Had little 
time io do more than a double take 
and then say hollo. Pal was also here 
on business. Hey, Pat! Are you still in 
Atlanta and do you still get to B'ham 
now and then? If so. please get in 

touch with me. We're in the telephone 
hook. Inn name spelled wrong. The 
same invitation goes for any other Le- 
high guys in the neighborhood, li 
you're down this way. please look me 

Well. Len, that's the extent of my 
literary effort. Mope some of the boys 
will come forth and let us know what 
goes with them. I've had quite a kick 
oul of trying to follow some of them 
through the column, bul that blank 
between '36 and '38 has been too fre- 
quent of late." 

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19,21, &'. Rosemont Dr., Bethlehem, Pa. 

Republic Steel Corporation 

3100 East 45th Street 
Cleveland 4, Ohio 
June 7, 1950 
Mr. Franc H. Burnett, Jr. 
726 Seventh Avenue 
Bethlehem, Pa. 
Dear Franc: 

For the first time since graduation, 
it will not be possible for me to at- 
tend Lehigh Alumni Reunion. Accord- 
ingly I would like to enlist your good 
services in writing the reunion col- 
umn this year. Although I haven't 
heard from the alumni office regard- 
ing the July issue specifically, the 
schedule put out at the beginning of 
the year indicated that copy must he 
on Nell Early's desk by Saturday, 
June 2 4. If it is not too much trouble. 
I would appreciate your making me a 
carbon copy of the column when you 
type it up. 

Incidentally in past years I have 
never been successful in personally 
sighting all of the 39'ers who return. 
I have augmented my personal list by 
obtaining the official list from the 
alumni office. They have always been 
most cooperative in this respect. I am 
sure if you will ask the girls at the 
registration desks, (explaining that 
you want the final count) to pro- 
vide you with such a list, you will find 
they will render the usual coopera- 
tion. On the other hand, not every- 
body who attends reunion registers so 
it will probably be well for you to 
keep your own running list as well. 

If for any reason you cannot take 

JULY. 1 9 5 O 


on the assignment, please let me know 
right away so that I can find someone 
else. I hope this won't be necessary in 
as much as I think you are the best 
qualified man to do it. 

(S) Hank 
H. T. S. Heckman 

1224 B. Rosemont Drive 

Bethlehem, Pa. 

June 13, 1950 
Mr. H. T. S. Heckman 
Republic Steel Corp. 
3100 Bast 45th St. 
Cleveland 4, Ohio 
Dear Hank: 

For some reason, your letter arriv- 
ed only yesterday, which doesn't give 
you much time to secure a replace- 
ment. Unfortunately, I will be out of 
town next weekend and will conse- 
quently be unable to attend the re- 
union. I have contacted several local 
'3 9ers, but they are all either unable 
or unwilling to assume the task. How- 
ever, Mark Wertz said he may go to 
the Friday affair and will let me know- 
any class news he picks up. 

Saw Don De Vries at the National 
Open at Merion on Thursday. Don was 
marshalling, which gave us time only 
to shout hello at each other. 

(S) Franc 

Republic Steel Corporation 

3100 East 45th Street 
Cleveland 4, Ohio 
June 15, 1950 
Mr. Franc H. Burnett 
1224 East Rosemont Drive 
Bethlehem, Pa. 
Dear Franc: 

Thanks for your card of June 13 
which arrived this morning. Appar- 
ently the delay in my letter's reaching 
you was caused by the fact that I 
did not have your new address. I 
have changed my records accordingly. 
I gather from your remarks that 
you are planning to write the reunion 
column despite the fact that you will 
be unable to attend. I certainly appre- 
ciate your efforts in this direction, in- 
asmuch as it will be a lot easier for 
you to fill in the blanks by local phone 
calls than it would be for me way 
out here in Cleveland. Thanks too for 
the note on Don De Vries. That will 
give me something to start off the first 
fall column. 

Very truly yours, 
(S) Hank 

H. T. S. Heckman 

As you can see from the above, 
your J. V. correspondent gave the 
varsity man a straw (see last sentence 
of first paragraph, FHB note of 8-13- 
50) and he grabbed it with gusto. 

Actually, my own silence in the past 
year has troubled my conscience to 
the extent that I am glad to relieve it 
by transmitting here a few of the 

gleanings I have been able to scrape 
together. This may be the first time 
in history a class reunion column was 
written by a little man who wasn't 
there, and that's something in itself. 
First, I'd like to report that I have 
a definite clue as to the mysterious 
'39er who makes 60 G's per annum 
(10th Reunion survey). When one 
works for a large corporation and can 
use its letter-heads for personal cor- 
respondence, that means one is right 
up there. Of course, it means free ad- 
vertising if the letter is reproduced in 
a widely circulated periodical, so I 
don't know .... 

The '39 attendance at the reunion 
was not impressive, even for an off 
year. Just five men registered: Hobby 
(lark, Milt Grannatt, Bob Girdler, 
Bob Kiilin.s, Joe Morris. '3 9 integra- 
tion wasn't what it should have been 
either. I was able to contact only one 
of the above, and he reported that 
he had seen one of the others at a 
distance but hadn't gotten to talk to 
him. But that's all right, fellows. We'll 
make up for it with a mighty 15th 
Reunion in '54, Joe Stalin willing. 

Mark Wertz didn't make it on Fri- 
day but, bless him, he came through 
with a few bits which I can relay to 
you. First of all, there's Mark himself. 
Last June, Mark switched from Laros 
Silk Co. to Lehigh Structural Steel Co. 
as plant engineer and tells me I hat 
he's really busy. Been working nights 
and weekends to get that structural 
steel out. Mark also had a reunion 
item. Walt Wells was here on Friday 
and called Mark from the Maenner- 
chor. Walt is still in the Marine Corps 
and is stationed at the Philadelphia 
Naval Shipyard. Mark has seen Clar- 
ence Heller several times. Clarence is 
at present living at Wind Gap and is 
selling materials handling equipment 
for the Autolift Accessory and Engi- 
neering Co. of Kingston, Pa. Mark al- 
so tells me that he saw Leo TJIiI walk- 
ing down 4th Street, Bethlehem, the 
other day. Since Mark was in a car 
in traffic he wasn't able to stop and 
talk. How about getting in touch with 
Hank. Leo, and telling him about 
yourself? Thanks very much, Mark, 
for these tips. Incidentally, the June 
issue of Factory Management and 
Maintenance has a spread on Lehigh 
Structural in which you can see Mark 
in his natural habitat. 

John Worsley recently made the 
headlines in the Globe-Times. John, a 
major, was made commanding officer 
of the medical section of the local ar- 
my reserve unit. 

You may have noticed the subtle 
dig Hank made in his reference to my 
address change. The change having 
been made nine months ago, that was 
additional evidence of my neglect, and 
Hank, if he meant it as a dig, was 
perfectly justified. We moved on Sep- 
tember 1 to a development called 
Rosemont Acres and completed a Le- 
high quadrangle which reads, clock- 
wise from the southwest corner. Frank 
Rabold, Don Barnum '37, Nate Silver- 

and Dalta%<i 

It was from a doodle much like that 
reproduced here, that men in our 
Chemical Department developed their 
idea for the Dowtherm Varnish kettles 
now in use by several Paint and Var- 
nish manufacturers today. 

The problem was to find a sound en- 
gineering way to provide the uniform 
hii/h temperatures required in varnish 
production and at the same time to 
eliminate the tremendous waste in raw 
materials and fuel entailed by the old 
direct fire system. The rough sketch, 
translated into Pilot Plant equipment 
at Devoe Laboratories in Louisville, 
proved out. From it were developed 
mass production industrial units. 

The low temperature gradient and 
close control of temperatures and form- 
ulae made possible by this method of 
production in turn resulted in such 
fine varnishes as: "S7 SPAR", "HONG 
FLOOR" and "TRITON CLEAR" — all 
famous products of the chemical engi- 
neering research and scientific manu- 
facturing methods employed at Devoe. 

There are a number of LEHIGH 
men in Devoe — they would be glad to 
hear from you and if you've any finish- 
ing problems, just let them know T ; 
drop a note to: 

C. M. JACKSON — '3 5 
E. J. KLINGER — '33 
J. S. LONG — '13 
J. N. MOSES — '41 

K. SCOTT — '29 

G. SMITH — '3 9 

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io i 

"Mobile Headquarters" quenched thirst of '40 on parade 

berg ':5r> and your J. V. correspondent. 
I hope I his has been of some help 
to you, Hank, and that it has com- 
pensated somewhat for my neglect in 
t lie past couple of years. Sorry to kill 
the De Vries story, but there wasn't 
much to it. and maybe Don will write 
to one of us and fill in the gaps. How 
about it. Don? 

et«At o$ 1940 


170 Belford Ace. Rutherford, A'. J. 

As the old Irish-dialect joke puts 
it: "Mrs. Flanagan, wuz ye to the 
party last night?" 

"I did." "Did what?" "Wint." 

As nearly as the class nose count 
can be deciphered, SI men from the 
class wint to an eminently satisfactory 
reunion. Yr. class correspondent, in 
fact, had too good a time reuning to 
do a real job of reporting, but here 
are the highlights: 

Our section of the P-rade was led 
by the station-wagon "Mobile Head- 
quarters." which dispensed beer from 
the tailgate both before and during 
the march. ( A snappy job of planning 
and logistics was the cutting in of a 
fresh keg, which was waiting at the 
entrance to the stadium. It was in- 
stalled with all the speed of a pit tire 
change at Indianapolis.) 

The T-shirts, painters' overalls, and 
caps of the costume will be very prac- 
tical when the Little Woman says. 
"You've had your fun. now get out 
there and paint the garage." 

The Maennerchor beer is as good as 
ever (one man was severely beaten 
about the head for trying to get a 
martini at the class "cocktail" party) 
and the service even surlier than usu- 
al when you try to order something 
to eat. 

The alumni banquet, to my way of 
thinking, was much too long (most 
men at the class table seemed to con- 

The official gathering at the Wald- 
heim was above reproach, with ade- 
quate supplies of restorative and an 
elegant collation served under the 

A gratifying number of men an- 
nounced that they enjoy the class 
notes in the Bulletin, and I have prom- 
ises from a good many of the class 
wives that they'll encourage an oc- 
casional postal for publication. 

Personalities in the News: Lawyer 
Joe McCluskey and Medico Demi Beers 
at the 'Chor, ears cocked for the 
sound of an ambulance . . . Gil Card- 
well's business card: application engi- 
neer, Westinghouse, York, Pa. Asked 
him what kind of an engineer that 
was and he walked away muttering 
in a foreign tongue . . . Doug Paul 
busier than the one-armed paperhang- 
er, and dressed for the part, oiling the 
reunion machinery . . . Bald-Headed 
Row: Harry Home giving out with the 
duff gen on rocket motors (coming 
up: NYC to LA, 1 hr. 20 min.): Dave 
Cooper building a bridge over the Pas- 
saic River (lengthwise, I think he 
said ) ; Herb Rasmussen, and Wes Saw- 
yer. Skeets Russell has a very high 
forehead — next reunion he expects to 
take his place with the cueballs . . . 
Fred Galbraith explaining the ivy-clad 
tradition that requires the class cor- 
respondent to kiss all the class wives 
attending (didn't work out this time, 
but at the loth reunion he will set 
up a booth at the Alumni Building) 
. . . A note from' the Rev. Carl H. 
Richardson regretting his absence and 
sending his warmest regards .... 
Norm Haas arriving just before the 
P-rade. drawing overalls that fit and 
a hat that didn't . . . Jack Duffin and 


Kill Todd « ii ii exl rem e crew cms . . . 
George Mothcral with his two boys In 
Lehigh T-shirts (inspiring b lol ol 
fathers to head for the Supply Bu 

Irani . . . Mr, and Mis. Ted (Is- 

bourne promising class news in the 
tuture . . . Mrs. Klcinsclunldl and 
Mrs, Glncobbc keeping Roger and 
John oul hi trouble .... Thirteen 
pages of the correspondent's notebook 
L:nt slopped up \\ ii h beer, and i heir 

invaluable contents are illegible . . . 

Miscellany: A lol ol '401tes haven't 

changed much In appearance, but time 

and tide have done their dirty work. 
and there were a lol Of familiar laces 
hard to match up I" the names until 
you saw the registration button . . . 

The class didn'l win any prizes thai 
I know of, unless it was tor running 
a relay between the assembly area at 
the stadium and the Mobile Hind- 
quarters . . . Dean Congdon displayed 
a remarkable memory for old faces . . . 
The new gym has a spectacular swim- 
ming pool, with plenty of room for 
spectators . . . Taylor Hall is a little 
more battered, but still stands like a 
stone wall . . . A lot of men lost their 
bearings in the dorm area where Rich- 
ards, Drinker, and Dravo Houses are 
clustered together, up the hill a little 
from Grace Hall . . . Everyone agreed 
that South Mountain is both higher 
and steeper than it used to be (slip- 
page of a pre-Cambrian fault in the 
granite, no doubt) . . . An older alum- 
nus and I were looking at a crummy- 
looking wooden building east of Pack- 
er Hall and he asked me to identify 
it. "I'm from '40 — I don't know," I 
told him. "Well, I'm from 1895 and 
I wish they'd tear it down," he re- 
plied ... A lot of shutterbugs show- 
ed up — I'd like to see some of the 
better snapshots for inclusion in later 
columns . . . Joe Kinney's is disestab- 
lished a n d Henry Hecknian didn'l 
show up — reunion wasn't quite offi- 
cial . . . Bosey Reiter is moving to 
Connecticut (they might just as well 
move Packer Hall to Connecticut — it's 
no more of a landmark than Bosey). 

The Roll Call: Adamson, AM, 
Bayles, Beers, Brindle, Bill Brown, 
Cardwell, Cary, Comando, Dave Coop- 
er, Coyne, Merrill David, Denison, 
Dorsey, Duffin, Eler, Erich, Evans, Fell- 
er, Galbraith, Giacobbe, Glueck, Good, 
Gowdy, Grafton, Gregg, Spence Grif- 
fith, Guy, Norm Haas, Haft'enrefrer, 
Joe Hammond, Hand, Harding, Har- 
ris, Hearsey, Home, Hughes, Hursh, 
R. G. Johnson, Kelley, Kern, Klein- 
schmidt, Kohring, Kornet, Lennox, 
Lien, Lyon. 

McCluskey, M cGuire, McQuillin, 
Mackey, Marks, Martin, Meiwin, Mor- 
ris, Morrison, Motheral, Osbourne, 
Patterson. Paul, Bob Pearce, Pnlsford, 
Ralm, Rasmussen, Roberts, Russell, 
Sawyer, Shireman, A] Simon, Bernie 
Smith, Taylor, Temple, Todd, Trage- 
ser, Truchsess, W alto n, Malcolm 
Ware, Weiskopf, Witmeyer, Wolbach 
and Wolf. 

JULY, 1 9 5 O 


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G5 East Street, Fort Edward, N. Y. 

Although I am sure that more mem- 
bers ot the class of 1941 must have 
attended some part, of the reunion on 
June 16 and 17, I am sorry to report 
that I saw only two fellows from our 
class. Jim Mitchell, however, was the 
equivalent of at least a dozen due to 
his efforts in organizing many phases 
of the affair. Johnny Stives was hav- 
ing a wonderful time keeping track of 
the balloons with which his two chil- 
dren were playing. 

I would appreciate hearing from 
any of you who may have attended 
and haven't received your just desserts 
by being mentioned in this column. 

I did see Don Schoen at the Harvard 
Business School on June 9 and 10. He 
had exciting news to report- — the birth 
of Robert Taylor Schoen on June 5, 

Announcement from Jean and Carl 
Stotz, 180 Pine St., Rockville Center, 
N. Y., informs me that Janet Marie 
Stotz arrived on June 11, 1950, weigh- 
ing 7 lbs. 3 oz. 

Speaking of children, during May I 
received a very interesting letter from 
Dr. Raymond Kiefer, Jr., who is living 
at 1333 Morton Avenue, Louisville, 
Ky. Ray is doing some very inter- 
esting work, mainly with children, at 
the Louisville Mental Hygiene Clinic. 
But let him tell you his own story: 

"After getting my M.D. from Penn 
and having a nine-month internship, 
in the Army I kept screaming to do 
psychiatry since I had a big interest 
and a little experience. My naive re- 
quest got results: I was soon having a 
merry old time reading X-rays and ex- 
amining venereal sores at a huge se- 
paration center near here. I ended up 
near Manila on Luzon as Division 
(86th Inf. Div.) Neuropsychiatrist, 
Division V. D. Control Officer, Division 
Medical Inspector and Division Rat 
Control Officer! I particularly treasure 
the latter, and I shined my buttons 
very hard every time I thought about 
it. (They were really hard up in those 
postwar days for personnel, as you 
can see.) I also was lucky prior to 
that in getting a luxury cruise to 
Japan by being assigned as Transport 
Surgeon on a Liberty Ship toting 
troops there (post war, of course). 

"After leaving the Army, I went to 
a State Hospital near Philadelphia. 
(They must have thought I'd be a 
hopeless case as a patient, so they de- 
cided I was a psychiatrist upon leav- 
ing a year and a half later.) Thence 
to Louisville for two years' training 
in child psychiatry. 'Family psychi- 
atry' might almost be a better name 
for it, since we seek to give better 
harmony to the whole family even 
though we focus mostly on the boy or 
girl and their problems. Preventive 
psychiatry and the whole mental hy- 
giene approach are pretty thrilling 
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"Enclosed is .1 news clipping >>t an 
article written about cur Clinic Muring 
the recent National Mental Health 
Week Also enclosed Is .1 clipping .1- 
boul some shootings whicli are typical 
ni many rough-and-tougli sections of 
thr Slate. Tlii' papers are full "i men 
dying ni thai kiml of 'lead poisoning.' 
Kentucky is ;i State ol striking con- 
trasts, and especial!) ol progress and 
Im.Ku ardness." 

The clippings Ray refers to Include 
.1 very handsome picture of the <im- 
tor himself, ;i two-column description 
of the clinic where he works, and a 
beautiful story of Kentucky feuding 
and fighting. 

Through Jim Gordon, class of 1942, 

who stops by to see me nine in a 
while, I liiul that: 

1 Lenny Halm is working with the 
Klliott Co., 225 Broadway and lives 

.11 \v» Providence, N. J., with ap 
proximately 1 « childri n 

2. Ham Stray or Is .i vice presldenl 
ol the Erie Steel Construction Co. ;u 
Erie, Pa. 

::. Tom Wallace is a salesman with 
the General Chemical Co. al New York 

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i.r, S. ''Hi Street, Pliiladelphia IS, Penna 

ii was a pleasure to receive letters 
from Snnilor Mark, Assoc. M.A.S.C.E., 
Consulting Engineer, 1 5 1 Nassau St., 
New York 7. N. \'.. and from Hank 
Reuwer, 524 Parkside ltd., I'lainlicld. 
N. .1. 

Sandor writes under date of 5/15/ 
50: I Sorry this arrived too late for 
the June issue. Sandor. I 

"In response to your frequent pleas 
in the Alumni Bulletin about the mem- 


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hers oi 1 he class ol ' 1 -'. 1 dlrecl 1 his 
letter to you. 

"The most Importanl news ol .ill 
with rei peel to mysell Is 1 he facl 1 hal 
Michael Steven Mark was born on 
March 14, 1 960, and is doing very 

well. This makes the second boj In III} 

family, [terns of more general Interesl 

coi riniiL' myself a re thai I ha ve el 

up simp as a consulting englm er and 
builder, and over the pasl three yean 
have engaged iii 1 1n- construction ol 
miiiii family dwellings In the NewYork 
City area. I am currently planning a 
new job in 1 he City, and in conned Ion 
with that job I have engaged Prank 
Ehasz, who look his Doctor's degree 
ai Lehigh in '39, to do the design 
work for the building, which work 
contemplates flat slab concrete de 

"In case the information is not 
known, and for the benefit Of the class 
Of '39 and others, it was announced 
last week in the I leralil-Triliune that 
Mill Weeks was promoted to he man a 
ger of the New York Herald Syndicate 
and News Service. 

"You are doing a fine job in the 
Bulletin as columnist under what 
seems to be trying conditions. I hope 
that your correspondence from other 
members of the class becomes more 

Hank, I well remember the wonder- 
ful time we all had at Carlisle, and 
Ralph Moss and I often talk about it. 
You certainly fixed us up with good 
"local talent" dates from your baili- 
wick. (Most of us were single at the 

Hank's letter dated June It), 1950 

"I think it's about time that I sit 
down and drop you a few lines about 
the Reuwers and who we have seen 

"As you can see by the return ad- 
dress I have departed from Harris- 
burg and am now making my home 
with the family (two kids and wife) 
in Plainfield. N. J. — working in Perth 
Amboy with General Cable Corp. as 
personnel manager. There are about 
five Lehigh men with the company but 
none from the class of '4 2. 

"Saw John Read in Montclair the 
other week. John is doing very well 
with Walter Kidde and recently cele- 
brated his first wedding anniversary. 

"It's been a long time since our days 
at Carlisle. Never will I forget the 
good time we had in and about Harris- 
burg just before we split up for our 
various Army assignments. I guess 
there must have been 10 to 15 of us 
around there for awhile. 

"Arch, I do wish you would stop off 
to see us if you ever come into this 
area — that is, if you leave your insur- 
ance policies at home." 

Art Rich's business career continues 
to progress, according to the Buffalo 
Evening News: 

"Appointment of Arthur H. Rich as 
an account executive at Comstock, 
Duties & Co. advertising agency has 

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been announced by Henry W. Corn- 
stock, agency partner. 

"Mr. Rich, a native of Buffalo, has 
been an account executive at the Roiz- 
en Advertising Agency, Inc., and pur- 
chasing manager of the Rich Ice 
Cream Company. A graduate of Lehigh 
University, he is a member of the Sat- 
urn. University and Greater Buffalo 
Advertising Clubs and of Sigma Phi 
Fraternity. He resides at 283 Brant- 
wood Rd., Eggertsville." 

Thanks for the letters, fellows, and 
I hope to hear from a lot more of you 
in the coming months. 

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I3f East 8!>ih St., New York lft. N. Y. 

After the long silence, two — repeat 
— two letters came on the same day. 
One from Captain George Reid, the 
other from Burt Bander. Burt writes: 

"Might as well formally announce a 
new addition to the Bauder family. Af- 
ter two boys, our luck finally changed 
and we had a girl last November 28. 
Now the family totals five, which is 
good, at least at income tax time if no 
other. But seriously, the boys and girl 
are all fine and are growing so fast 
that they don't remain children long. 

"Am still over at Western Electric, 
the only one of our class who is still at 
Kearny. They have stopped the cut- 
backs, at least temporarily, and have 
settled down at around 10,000 em- 
ployes. I don't know if any of our gang 
are still at the Allentown plant but the 
eight or nine who were working at 
Kearny sure disappeared fast. 

"Were you over to see the wrestling 
meet at the New York AC? I saw it on 
television and it sure was good to see 
the Brown and White taking some- 
body into camp again. 

"Haven't seen any others from our 
class recently so can't pass along any 
more news." 

In answer to Burt's query, there 
were several '43's employed at West- 
ern Electric's Allentown plant,at last 
count (about a year ago). Frank Bow- 
er and Charlie Bennett are two who 
come to mind at once, and there are, 
or were, others. 

George writes: 

"In April of 1947 I was ordered back 
to the States to take graduate work in 
political science at Syracuse Univer- 
sity. I left there in September of 1949 
having received a Master's Degree in 
Political Science and finished the resi- 
dence requirements for my doctorate. 
The latter degree will be a Ph.D. in In- 
ternational Relations, with my special 
area of interest being Latin America. 
In September I was ordered to a new 
assignment in Washington, D. C, in 
the famous, or infamous, Pentagon. 
My assignment here is Chief of the In- 
ternational Agreements Section. As the 
name implies, it has to do with the 
general field of those international af- 
fairs in which the Army has a particu- 
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"Before reporting for duty here in 
Washington, I took unto myself a wife 
on the 17th day of September, and 
Mary and I spent a month honeymoon- 
ing at Split Rock Lodge in the Poco- 
nos. We are now living in a very nice 
housing development outside Alexan- 
dria, Va. I would like to make a stand- 
ing invitation for any of my old friends 
and classmates to visit us whenever 
they are passing through Washington. 
I expect to be stationed here for two 
or three years- and after that anyone's 
guess is as good as mine." 

George, whose ROTC classmates will 
recall as an enthusiastic student of the 
military, executed a sharp manoeuvre 
careerwise in making himself a useful 
specialist after plenty of broad gen- 
eral service. We can vouch for that 
apartment development, too, which, if 
it's the one we've seen on the road to 
Mount Vernon, has an excellent view 
up and down the Potomac. (The name 
of George's place is the Belle View 
Apartments — aptly named, for a 

That's all for now. See you in church, 
or, and this is a little more likely, 
when another '43er drops us a line. 

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Parkhurst Apt.?., Bethlehem, Pa. 

I am pleased to report much news 
for this issue, in bold contrast to that 
available for publication in recent 

Of considerable interest is news of 
marriages and engagements, coming in 
some cases from official sources and in 
others via the grapevine. The first is 
the marriage of Thomas Barman to the 

former Jane Beckel of Bethlehem. The 
wedding was here in town, of course, 
in middle June. Another official com- 
munique concerned itself with the mar- 
riage of Bob Hicks in Baltimore to the 
former Doris Britton of that city. The 
date — May 2 7. The last ofllcial report 
was by letter from Warren Dix, who 
wrote with much enthusiasm of a girl 
named Laura, to whom his engage- 
ment was being announced over the 
weekend of June 24. She is a girl from 
the suburbs of Cleveland and. although 
I have not been advised of it to date. 
I am sure she has a last name. 

Grapevine news includes a report of 
Don Brownlee's having been married 
recently in Washington or nearby, and 
a rumor of John Cook's coming wedd- 
ing in the vicinity of Boston. That is 
sketchy news. I'll admit, but perhaps 
I'll be able to go into greater detail 
in my next column. 

Reunion weekend has come and gone 
for another year, and it was a quiet 
one for '44. That was expected, though, 
since we are saving our strength for 
1954 and our 10th. at which time we 
will turn out in numbers the like of 
which Old South Mountain has never 
before seen. 

There were several highlights of this 
year's celebration. I was unable to at- 
tend the banquet Friday night, but I 
have heard that it was, as usual, a fine 
affair, and that this time a great deal 
of credit for that is due to our old Le- 
high figure — Bosey Reiter. Bosey was 
honored at the banquet with an Alum- 
ni Association Special Award and in a 
sense it was his farewell to some of 
his former friends, for he is leaving 
his home on the campus and moving to 
Connecticut. Reports have it that 
Bosey's remarks were excellent, and 
that is not hard to believe. Anyone 



who tins ever bad the pleasure ol bear- 
ing Bosej speak will know what I 
mean He has n touch that conies onlj 
after .1 long, full and extremel) pleas- 
ant a a wiiii men and young 
men and an Institution such as Lehigh. 
1 le w in be missed 

Another highlight was the dedica- 
tion ol the new annex to Taylor Gym- 
nasium. This addition was recently 
completed, and the alumni and their 
friends were Invited to Inspect it. I'll 
not take time to describe It, because 1 
expect ii is featured elsewhere In ihis 
edition. 1 will comment, though, by 
saying that it really is a step forward 
tor Lehigh, tilling a need that has long 
existed, and tilling it beyond all ex- 
pectations, tin your next visit to the 
campus allow time enough to see it. 
You will be very pleased to see a con- 
crete example of what your contribu- 
tion to the Progress Fund has made 

There wen- a tew familiar faces on 
campus over that weekend. These in- 
cluded Frank Camarda, with wife and 
small one: (.il Smith; Tom McKinley, 
who incidentally was the source of ray 
"grapevine" news, and Dick Seals. The 
only one with whom 1 spent any time 
at all was Tom. He is practicing law 
In Palmerton in his own office, and he 
appears to like it fine. Heard from one 
of the others, probably Gil, that "Whit 
Snyder has recently moved ahead in 
Crucible's combustion department. If 
the report I received is correct Whit 

has don.- v , i \ H ell tor himself anil is 

to be commended 

Will close with the news thai bj the 

time this reaches you I will he a mar- 
ried man. The date July 22; the 
place Boston; the better half Har- 
riet Woodworth. it is too late tor ad 
vice to "consider this matter more 

carefully." and the only alternative Is 
to send host wishes. If you need an ex- 
cuse, il is a good one lor dropping me 

a line. 


:,:>-, IV. 3rd St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

Where was the class of '45 on its 5th 
reunion? Last weekend our class dis- 
tinguished itself with exactly two 
members in the alumni parade! Thanks 
lo Dave Gerb and myself, we repre- 
sented the rest of you fellows. The 
class of '10. ahead of us in the parade, 
wondered what happened to the '4. r iers. 

Paul Itueliler, Henry N'icineyei', Dave 
Gerb and myself held our class dinner 
at the Sun Inn on Saturday night. The 
big topic of discussion was the lack of 
class interest for our 5th reunion. We 
hope that our 10th reunion will not 
be a repetition of last weekend. Out 
ot l.~>2 members of the class at least 20 
to 25 fellows should have shown up. 
This is based on an average percent- 
age for all other classes. Thus you can 
see how poorly we did. 

Prank Snyder ami Robert Curtis 
were on the campus Saturday during 
i lie reunion, I talked to hoi h of i hem 
hui neither one could participate in 

the activities due io other commit 

I lave Gerb spent I he reunion v, • . I 

end by attending ail of the activities, 
i iai e Is uo« gelling lumber for i he 
Somerville .Mill ami supply Co., Som- 
erville, X. J. lie is married ami lives 
in an apartment near the Somerville 
Traffic circle. 

Paul Buehler is working for his dad 
in the lluehler Furniture Co.. Allen 

town. I'a. They specialize in making 
frames for furniture manufacturers. 

As yet. Paul is mil married, hut lie 
likes his coast-to-coast trips. 

Henry Xiemeyer. unmarried, is a 
private secretary for Charles Kline, a 
real estate developer. His position re- 
quires considerable traveling. 

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Happy days are here again! I think 
the class of 1946 is actually alive after 
all. or at least has begun to waken 
from its long slumber. Not only did I 
get several letters, but it appears there 
have been some volunteers for the job 
of class agent who were not exactly 

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JULY. 1 9 5 O 


We're really getting started now; 
received a couple of letters from Chuck 
Hat'ner which were most encouraging. 
Chuck is an instructor in political sci- 
ence at Moravian College in Bethlehem 
and is living there at present. He has 
been good enough to accept the posi- 
tion of chairman of an organizing com- 
mittee to get things started for our 
19 51 reunion. It's a little early to get 
this started, I suppose, but with this 
class it has to be done. I have heard so 
far from one person who would like to 
work with Chuck to start things roll- 
ing — Maurice (Dinty) Deane; do we 
hear more? Anyone interested can get 
in touch with Chuck Hafner at Mora- 
vian College, Bethlehem, Pa. (Depart- 
ment of History and Political Science), 
or with me at my home address. Chuck 
will need plenty of help, so try and co- 
operate with him as much as possible. 
We thank you . . . 

Heard also from Dick Greene and I 

"It's been so long since I've writ- 
ten to you that I've lost track of how 
many congratulations, best wishes, 
etc., are due you. In fact, though, it 
was that soulful complaint and plea 
of yours in the Alumni Bulletin that 
aroused me finally. 

"Well anyway, hello, and glad to be 
thinking of you again; it brings back 
memories of gay, care free, youthful 
days we spent together behind the text- 
books and sliderules, and a few of less 
academic nature. 

"Believe it or not I'm still spending 
time behind the books, although now 
and then a few diversions (bless their 
little hearts) obtrude. I'm writing my 
Ph.D. thesis here at U. of P., and at 
Penn's expense, too (got myself a fel- 
lowship); God only knows when I'll 
finish. Despite a rather narrow escape 
I'm still a bachelor, and now that I 
think of it darn little else has hap- 
pened of any interest at all . . ." 

Chuck Hafner writes in part: 

". . . By the way, you probably no- 
ticed the new letterhead on the sta- 
tionery. I'm now an instructor of po- 
litical science at Moravian. So I'm still 
close to old South Mountain and get 
there occasionally. Incidentally, Mora- 
vian played Lehigh on May 2 in the 
district championship playoffs. I sat 
in the stands, or should I say on the 
fence, and watched a good ball game. 
Both teams played a good game, but 
Moravian had one bad inning which 
resulted in their defeat by a 5-2 score. 
I was particularly interested in the 
baseball team's streak of 6 straight 
victories because our team in 19 4 5 
was the first, and for a long while the 
last, to have five straight victories. In 
1945 we won 11 and lost 3 which was 
one of the best percentages of any Le- 
high team . . ." 

That's about it for this month. Let's 
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This issue is a reunion number. Our 
class didn't have any official part in 
the program and I was unable to get 
to Bethlehem. As a result, no news on 
that subject. In all fairness to the 
classes which have big news we shall 
cut our column to rock bottom this 

The Westchester Lehigh Club met 
on Thursday, June S, at the Scarsdale 
American Legion Post and truly had a 
perfect time. I diligently wrote down 
all the names of our contemporaries, 
only to lose same — guess I had one 
beer too many. I do recall seeing Dixie 
Walker, '41, Ed Tattershall, Dick Par- 
sons, Creadore, Jim Finger, Gilroy, Bud 
Delta, George Astrove, etc. Hope to see 
more at the fall meeting! ! 

Much to my surprise the other Sat- 
urday afternoon I received a phone 
call from Al McCauley. He was east 
(from western Pennsylvania) on an 
emergency repair job from Elliott 
County. We had an enjoyable chat, 
dinner and more beer with Bud Deft'aa. 

Regrettably we announce the pass- 
ing of James B. Price, Jr. Jim has ex- 
pressed his desire to join the rolls of 
the class of '43, so we delete him from 
amongst us. 

Just a hurried glance at changes in 
addresses: Bill Whighaiu has moved 

to 1 S. Crest Rd., Chattanooga, Tenn.: 
Geo. Holderer is at 10 Beech wood Rd.. 
Waltham, Mass.; Roy Snyder is again 
in Hawthorne, N. J., and employed as 
a methods engineer for Mergenthaler 
Linotype Co., Brooklyn; Bill Woodside 
is living in Brooklyn and is an eco- 
nomic analyst in the planning depart- 
ment of American Can Co. of New 
York City; George Ramsden is at 7 5 
B Cedar St., Park Forest, 111.; Bob 
Casey is living on Market St., Bethle- 
hem, and Frank McGrath lives in Ro- 
selle, N. J. 

Even though we lost a man, we got 
one back — William Dewey Miller, Jr., 

of S Oneida PI., Cranford, N. J. With 
great pleasure the class of 1947 says — 
Welcome, Bill. 

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1SJ/1 S. Troost St., Tulsa, Okla. 

I often wonder why you fellows do 
not send us a few snapshots along with 
your letters, especially you new fath- 
ers who are doing so much boasting 
about the new tax deductions. And 
since we are talking about new fath- 
ers, let's spare a few lines for Charlie 
Jensen and his wife, Betty. They are 
now the proud parents of a baby boy 
who was born May 15. His name is 
James Lawrence and the plans are to 
send him to Lehigh some day, provid- 
ed the tuition does not keep increasing 








— Wood & Steel 




L. BEVAN, '21 


General Offices: 
370 Lexington Ave. 
New York 17, N. Y. 

:il ils present rate. In case you fellows 
(in nut know it. Charlie is working for 
Philco in the engineering department. 
He does design work in the govern- 
ment section of this department and is 
at present doing design work on high 
frequency receivers. Charlie has run 
into a few Lehigh fellows from time 
to time. Besides Wes Houser, Ben Zap- 
hiropoulos and Layton Burts, who are 
also working at Philco, Charlie has 
seen Norm Hughes, who is teaching at 
Nazareth High. Bon Love, now teach- 
ing at Lafayette, and Roy Ditterline 
and his wife. These last two are also 
new parents, and in their case it is a 
girl. Roy works for General Electric. 
Then, too, Jensen has seen John Jones 
on occasion — he works for the Penn- 
Dixie Cement Co. in Nazareth and has 
just moved into a swell new house. 

We now know that Dave Houston 
and his wife Lucille are in Baltimore 
w r here Dave works for Westinghouse. 
Charlie Faust is working for IBM in 
Philadelphia: Joe Evon is with RCA 
in New York City, and after Charlie 
Jensen gave me all the above informa- 
tion in one heck of a swell letter, he 
promised to write again the next time 
the stork visits his place. Charlie's ad- 
dress is R. D. 4. Norristown, Pa. 

Earle Compton at long last has writ- 
ten us to the effect that he is now with 
the G.E. Supply Corp. in Bridgeport. 
Conn., where he prepares quotations 
for transmission and distribution pro- 
jects of the Rural Electrification Ad- 

ministration. It is his job to see his 
company gets its fair share of this 
business, a fair share being 100%. On 
June 29 Earle and Miss Barbara 
Wright of Clinton, N. J., were married 
for come what may and now reside at 
55 Beacon St., Nor walk. Conn. Earle 
saw Joe Gillcnder, Ed Holcoinbe, Bill 
Royer, Charlie Conover and Pete Eag- 
leson on a recent visit to the Delt 
house. As you fellows know, Earle is 
largely responsible for the swell job 
clone on our Epitome. 

John Traise writes that he is now 
with the research department of the 
Toronto Star, a paper with a daily cir- 
culation of 408,000, which is the larg- 
est paper in Canada. His job is to de- 
sign, develop and build the special pur- 
pose machinery necessary to increase 
the efficiency of his paper plant. This 
machinery is highly important in the 
saving of a few minutes' time when a 
deadline must be met. John says that 
he is still hopelessly single (the lucky 
guy i and aside from not making 
enough money to do the things he 
wants to do, he gets along in pretty 
good shape. His address is 127 Burn- 
hamthorpe Rd., Islington, Ont., Can- 

John J. Head now lives at 2243 Fair- 
view Ave., Mt. Penn. Reading, Pa., 
and he too is a 1950 model papa of a 
baby boy he named John J. Jr., Lehigh 
'71. John, Sr., has just been elected 
president of the Engineer in Training 
Affiliate Group of the Reading, Pa., 

Chapter of the Penna. Society of Pro- 
fessional Engineers. This group i:. c 

i " i 'i "i '■'■ i members who will work 
together toward becoming registered 

'ii-ii rs. Tin' organization is associ- 

ated with the National Society of Pro 
fessional Engineers. Since this Pro 
fessional Engineer Idea Beema to be 
predominant in qualifying an eng li r 

in nearly every Btate, .lolili leels Ilia I 

Buch an organization as his ran go a 
limn way in helping new engineers 

John is now working lor the Qilberl 
Associates, Inc. in Reading, where he 
does design work on electric general 
lug stations, 

Anoi her letter we got is from < '. <;. 

Knight, who is now with the inainle 

nance of way depart menl or i he Penn- 
sylvania Railroad. When working al 
Wilmington, Knight was able to see, 
on occasion, Qiicnlin Jui-gciiscii and 
Val Assetto. Quent works for Dul'ont 
in Wilmington. Knighl now is located 
at the Fallon Hotel, Lock Haven, Pa. 
He also tells us that he recently saw 
Charlie Mi-Combs, Frank Murray and 
John Ireichler al John Beard's wed- 
ding in Harrisburg. These last two 
both work with the Consumer's Gas 
Co. in Reading, while Mac is with 
Palmolive in Jersey City. Frank is a 
contractor in New York City. 

Well, I must close this for the monl li 
seeing as how I have run out of news. 

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.'iDl Delaware Avenue, Bethlehem, Pa. 

I'd like to take the first few lines of 
this month's column to welcome the 
rest of the class of '50. Each month 
<ius LaSasso and I are going to try to 
give you a little news of what the rest 
of us are doing now that we're all out 
in this cruel world we've been hearing 
about all these years. 

There is only one difficulty, however. 
It's up to you guys to drop us a line 
periodically telling us where you're 
earning your bread and butter, wheth- 
er you're married, and how many chil- 
dren you have. With this information 
Gus and I, with the help of the alumni 
office and Len Schick, will grind out a 
few hundred words. Most important 
and most welcome of all are pictures — 
lots of them — of the latest additions to 
the family or any other interesting 

Alumni weekend was its usual suc- 
cess with a banquet on Friday night 
and the parade and dedication of the 
new gym on Saturday afternoon. 

Only a few of the February gradu- 
ates were back over the weekend. 
"Cubby" Baer and I sipped a few cool 
brews down at the 'Chor on Friday- 
night. He is down in Wheeling, W. Va., 
with Dravo-Doyle Company. Also back 
on the campus were Bob Heeb, Dave 
Entwistle, and Paul Fischer, all three 
from the ATO House. 

Let's hear from you over the sum- 

-JULY. 1 9 5 O 



CLASS OF 1935 

To Mr. and Mrs. Curtis F. Bayer, 
twin sons, Stephan and Timothy, May 

CLASS OF 1939 

To Mr. and Mrs. William Liesman, 
a son, William Russell, April 12. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Alan S. Grant, a 
son, Kendall Chapman, April 16. 

CLASS OF 1941 

To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schoen, a 
son, Robert Taylor, June 5. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stotz, a 
daughter, Janet Marie, June 11. 

CLASS OF 1942 

To Dr. and Mrs. Dale Harris, a 
daughter, Christine Schilling, March 

To Mr. and Mrs. Sandor Mark, a 
son, Michael Steven, March 14. 

CLASS OF 1943 

To Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Pugh, 
a daughter, Barbara Marian, June 5. 

CLASS OF 1948 

To Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. F. 
Davis, a daughter, Donna Marie, 
March 3 0. 

To Mr. and Mrs. James S.canlan, a 
son, Brian George, April 2 7. 

To Mr. and Mrs. John E. Schumach- 
er, Jr., a daughter, Deirdre, May 14. 

CLASS OF 1949 

To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jensen, a 
son, James_ Lawrence, May 15. 


CLASS OF 1924 

Edward W. Gorham to Mrs. Helen 
LeBaron, March IS. 

CLASS OF 1942 

Edward F. Bodine to Miss Ruth 
O'Brien, June 12. 

CLASS OF 1944 

Thomas S. Bannan to Miss Jane 
Beckel, June 17. 

Lewis W. Hill to Miss Catherine 
Toal, April 22. 

CLASS OF 1945 

John S. Fetterolf, Jr. to Miss Car- 
olyn Bauer, April 16. 

CLASS OF 1947 

Donald H. Brownlee to Miss Anto- 
nine Miller, May 27. 

CLASS OF 1948 

Frank A. Hartshorne to Miss Evelyn 
Ruth, June 24. 

Oscar C. Kuentz to Miss Mae Mor- 
rison, June 20. 

James Thomas to Miss Marion Mad- 
den, March 17. 

CLASS OF 1949 
William M. Brennan to Miss Peggy 
Klaessig, May 3. 

Leonard Busch to Miss Rutli kud- 
nick, April 9. 

Henry DePaoli to Miss Barbara Gru- 
ber, May 6. 

Franklin B. Flower to Miss Ada 
Zellner, June 24. 

Gilpin H. Jefferis, Jr. to Miss Mar- 
jory Stahl, June 3. 

Herbert W. Ridyard to Miss Nancy 
Ayre, June 24. 

Kenneth W. Theile to Miss Justiene 
Russell, June 2 4. 

CLASS OF 1950 

Douglas S. Adams to Miss Audrey 
Kirchman, June 3. 

Robert W. Courtney to Miss Bar- 
bara Ross, June 12. 

Robert C. Cressman to Miss Caro- 
line Matla, June 24. 

James Gudikunst to Miss Charlotte 
Sleppy, June 19. 

Paul Gudikunst to Miss Marny How- 
er, June 19. 

Paul A. Lentz, to Miss Grace Mar- 
tens, June 2 4. 

Charles D. Oft'ner to Miss Marilyn 
Sommer, June IS. 

Reuel F. Pray, 3rd to Miss Joan 
Wadsworth, June 23. 

Arthur S. Richards, Jr. to Miss Mar- 
ilyn Rosendale, June 16. 

Frank E. West to Miss Martha 
Hope, June 3. 

Rae Williamson to Miss Jeannette 
Garland. June 20. 


V S. Powell, '00 

Norman Spearman Powell, U.S. in 
Metallurgy, died in Sharon on June 6. 

Mr. Powell came to Lehigh from 
West Middlesex and captained the 
freshman football team here. Follow- 
ing graduation he worked as a cadi ' 
engineer with several steel firms be- 
fore becoming superintendent of the 
open hearth department of the Car- 
negie Steel Co. at Duquesne. He was 
retired from that position in 19 38 and 
then became associated with the Penn- 
sylvania Department of Conservation, 
stationed at Jamestown. 

W. P. Slifer, '02 

William Penn Slifer, consulting en- 
gineer and for many years corres- 
pondent and class agent for '02, died 
after a short illness, on April 23 at 
the home of his daughter in German- 
town, Philadelphia. 

Mr. Slifer was born in Bingen and 
educated in the public schools of Phil- 
adelphia and at Bethlehem Prepara- 
tory School before matriculating at 
the University. After receiving his de- 
gree in civil engineering he assisted 
in the construction of the N. Y. Rapid 
Transit Subway before being appoint- 
ed assistant professor of civil engi- 
neering at the University of Pitts- 
burgh. He was consultant for the Gen- 
essee Niagara Power Co., assistant en- 
gineer for the Pittsburgh Flood Com- 

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charge ol design and construction of 
the Science Hall ol DuQuesne Univer- 
sity, and from l 9 16 to 1 920 was con 
suiting engineer In the planning and 
construction ol porl and harbor work 
tor Philadelphia, Chester, and Wil- 
mington, Di 

\ engineer In i he Bureau of Sur- 
Philadelphia, from 1920 to 1933, 
he was in charge ol various pier con- 
structions, ilooii control systems, sew- 
age disposal, townsite developments 
ami water supply. He contributed ei 
era! papers to engineering and tech- 
nical periodicals and societies. 

Mr. Slifer was a charter member 
of the American Society of Engineer- 
ing Construction, a member of t lie 
American Society of Municipal Im- 
provement, the Society ol American 
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dren ami ,i sister. 

.i. <;. ii. Isert, '05 
.i Q, i iii nt Isert, president and gen- 
eral manager ol the Pyne Company, 
Louisville, Ky., died at the Norton ln- 

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A hard-working civic leader, and 
highly respected member ol his com- 
munity, Mr. Iserl devoted much of his 

time and energy to church and social 
service needs. Mr. 1.. T, Girdler, '03. 
his life-long friend, says of him, "He 
was a very quiet and very modest 
man. hut amongst those who were 
privileged to know him well his repu- 
tation for all things that are good 
could not have been exceeded." He 
was a member of the Louisville Ro- 
tary Club and the Chamber of Com- 

At the University, where he re- 
ceived his degree in mechanical engi- 
neering, Mr. Isert was a member of 
Sword and Crescent, the Sophomore 
Cotillion Club, Mechanical Engineer- 
ing Society, Mandolin and Guitar 
Clubs, the intramural baseball teams 
and tbe Brown and White Board. His 
social fraternity was Beta Theta Pi. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Flor- 
ence Wilson Isert; a son and a daugh- 

E. J. Dailey, 'lo 

Edward Joseph Dailey died at his 
home in Pelham Manor. N. Y. on June 
21 of a heart attack, four days after 
attending the 40-year reunion of his 

Mr. Dailey was born in Silver Brook 
and after receiving his degree in elec- 
trical engineering joined the Graybar 
Electric Co. in New York. In 1925 he 
became lighting sales manager and in 
1939 was named manager of power 
apparatus sales, the position he occu- 
pied at the time of his death. During 
the first world war he served as a 
radio officer with the U. S. Air Force. 

Surviving him are his wife, two 
daughters, a son, two brothers and 
five sisters. 

J. S. Thayer, '24 

James Stansbury Thayer, chief en- 
gineer of the Kelly-Springfield Tire 
Co., Cumberland. Md., died at the Me- 
morial Hospital there on June 21 af- 
ter an illness of three months. 

Mr. Thayer was born in Baltimore 
and received his education in the pub- 
lic schools of that city and at Balti- 
more Polytechnic Institute before en- 
tering Lehigh. While here he was a 
member of the Lehigh-Maryland Club. 
Square and Compass, the Railroad So- 
ciety and the Mechanical Engineering 
Society. After graduation he worked 
for a time for the Lehigh Valley Rail- 
road at Sayre, and for the Baltimore 
and Ohio at Keyser, W. Va. In 1927 
be went to Cumberland, Md. as an en- 

gineer for Kellj Springfield and was 

iliiel dr. 1 1 1 -man u Inn World War I I 

began, He was later made chief en- 
gineer on the 50 calibre unll ol the 
hell line a nd In i he bu mmer ol 1942 
... i promol eii to chief engineer ol t he 
Kellj plain. 

He was tounder and past president 
ol the Engineers Club ol Cumberland 

a ml alternate rotiinii inner tor Mary- 
land on the Inter-state Commission 

i the Potomac River Basin. He wat 

a former director of the Cumberland 

Unlary ('lull, a prominent Mason, and 
had served as scoutmaster, neighbor 

hood commissioner and district com 
missioner of the Potomac Chapter ol 
the Boy Scouts. 

Mr. Thayer is survived by his wife. 
a daughter, and three brothers. 

K. I,. Laudenslager, '28 

Richard Loose Laudenslager. con- 
sulting engineer and for the past two 
years professor of electrical engineer- 
ing at the University of Connecticut, 
died suddenly on June 2 in New Ha- 
ven, Conn. 

Professor Laudenslager was born in 
Worcester, attended Perkiomen Pre- 
paratory School and was graduated 
from the University w i t h honors. 
While here he was a member of the 
Electrical Engineering Society and the 
Allen-Lehigh Club. 

He began his professional can et- 
as an engineer with the Brooklyn and 
New York Edison Companies and 
stayed with them until 1942. At the 
beginning of the war he became asso- 
ciated with the Stone and Webster 
Co. as project engineer in charge of 
several major wartime projects, in- 
cluding work at the Oak Ridge atomic 
plant. He was a member of the execu- 
tive committee of the American Insti- 
tute of Engineers, Connecticut sec- 
tion: a member of Eta Kappa Nu hon- 
or society, and of the American So- 
ciety for Engineering Education. 

His wife and an eight-year-old 
daughter survive him. 

G. B. Turn, '30 

George Boyer Turn, insurance a- 
gent with offices in Wilkes-Barre and 
Dallas, died of self-inflicted wounds 
on June 21. He had been suffering 
from melancholia for some time. 

Mr. Turn was a member of Sigma 
Phi Epsilon fraternity and as an un- 
dergraduate was a member of the 
swimming teams, Cyanide, Interfra- 
ternity Council, the Junior Banquet 
Committee and Mustard and Cheese. 
He was a cheerleader and served on 
the boards of the Lehigh Review and 
the Freshman Handbook. He receiv- 
ed his bachelor's degree in Business 
Administration in 1931, and in World 
War II was a lieutenant in the Navy, 
serving as communications officer with 
the Pacific Fleet. 

Among his survivors are his wife 
and daughter.